2 August 2011

Art in Action - Part II

Sculpture by Cliff Wright

Mark Harrison
The CO/OP Art marquee at Art in Action featured a group of artists and craftsmen from the newly formed Elemental Eye arts venture. They are combining their creative skills in a multi discipline, collaborative 2-year project to create the unique Four Seasons Cabinet. Above is Mark Harrison who was just beginning the second oil painted panel for the interior. If you look carefully you can just see part of the structure of the cabinet behind him. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a good shot of the whole of it there were just too many people milling around!

One side of the cabinet made by Daan de Leeuw with interior painted panel by Mark Harrison

Working sketches

The cabinet connects each artist’s innovative interpretation of the natural landscape – a theme that permeates their everyday work.

Here is the multi-talented Cliff Wright, well known for his Harry Potter book illustrations, on this occasion creating a new piece of sculpture to sit atop the cabinet.

More working sketches and etching by another of the cabinet artists, Flora McLachlan who has an Etsy shop here.

Back in the printmakers marquee I found Louise Scott who produces beautiful etchings.

Couldn't resist these cards!

Iris Millward is a calligrapher who uses clay as a medium for carrying poetry. I just love these indigo panels!

Anna Knights' large contemporary botanical watercolours certainly have the wow factor!

And last, but not least Mirka Golden-Hann's colourful ceramic bowls.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. Oh, my goodness!! What a wonderful "tour!" Thanks for taking us along—would love, love, love to see it live and in person!

  2. So delicious- So inspiring! If the world does not collapse I must put this event on my calendar! Great shots, thank you!

  3. So much good art out there. I simply drool. Thanks for sharing all this wonderfulness with us.

  4. You have had a busy summer Caroline, good to see you back. I was in Alfriston this week but unfortunately the Elemental Eye Gallery was shut - such a shame.


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