I have been feeling hemmed in recently, and had been looking forward to a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where there is an exhibition of work by Peter Randall Page. We were to have gone this past weekend, but circumstances ruled otherwise.
I have always thought that the work of this artist combines those two apparently so different areas of art: meticulous attention to nature and the abstract. I also enjoy the overwhelming presence of pattern which seems both to draw in tight as well as pushing thoughts outwards to encompass the breadth of landscape in the depiction of one small seed.
As someone who is drawn to create work around the subject of human behaviour, I find it relaxing to contemplate art inspired and copied so directly from small elements of the completely natural world. The very simplicity of it provides so much more complex a result in its very ease of observation.
I hope that I do manage to get up to Yorkshire before the exhibition ends.