Claire Blyth Art

Inch 13 Thoughts like flowers 11x11 cm

Working Perspectives Blog

A selection of artists from Crossing Borders have been invited into unexpected workplaces in Peebles: Castle Warehouse, Grandison's Plasterworks; Renwick and Weir joiners and Go Ape amongst others. For me, it's Nomad Beat, the charity-run music school. We've to find inspiration in these venues and use it to make new artworks. With a ceramicist, a jeweller and a couple of textile workers as well as painters, the resulting exhibition in the Tweeddale Gallery in early 2015, should be worth a look. We're pleased to have support from Scottish Borders Museums and Galleries services and from Peebles Creative Place.

Rhythm

By clairebb, Jun 28 2014 08:24PM

"We are bemused by a rhythmic association of sounds, in ritual, in rock 'n' roll, in poetry. There's a pulse which persuades us beyond reason."

Rhythm is a repeated pattern, so the idea of rhythm translates easily to visual art. If rhythm is strictly regular it is reassuring but may become boring:


Syncopation may be unsettling but is more exciting:


My first group of paintings for this project will begin with the heartbeat of rhythm.

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