Picasso said, "I don't search, I find."
David Hockney said " - on the other hand, you won't find a lot unless you are looking all the time - "
Hockney also said "Well, you need a few oddballs. That's, why you need lots of artists, and not just painters, but of all kinds. They look at life from another angle."
The exhibition at Monkton Arts Ryde IoW July 2022
Below are the individual items with their labels
The Arbitrariness of
The Abandoned Home of a Rich Nervous Spider
If you look hard and you can see the web in the middle of their spikey protective home
A Cubist Self Portrait
Tapping into the tradition of the Cubist movment's skip
The Discovery of a Hole at the Edge of the Universe
See if you can see the three people trying to climb through the hole in the edge of their universe?
In'got We Trust
Der Untervasser Sicherheitsund
(The underwater safety dog)
A Devine Decisive Divider Device
The Golden Lichen of Quarr
Or is the real beauty in their delicate natural colour and form, not their imposed golden value
Give value or take it away? or
Cover up or expose? or
‘Improve’ or destroy? or
Allow the greedy to abuse?
The Season's Magnificent Finial
Oh! The Beauty of Magnolia
Neptune's Royal Visiting Card
LEFT - An artists Model with an arched back
CENTRE - A fossilised left handed computer games controller that fits the hand perfectly
RIGHT - A rich Dolphin leaping back out of the water
it all depends on your angle of approach
The One Eyed Owl
An ancient fossilised
clay pipe bowl
See the real pipe bowl to the side of the glorified gilded Objet found on Ryde beach
And you thought slugs were pink and grey and slimy not gold and smooth and beautifully patterned
What do you think?
Don’t just say it is obvious -
It depends on how you see things,
Each of us sees things differently
Are these ‘beautiful’ or is it me?
Does the gold do it for you or does it mangle the beauty, value and greed?
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but the number of moments that take our breath away
Thinking is hard, that is why most people judge