This is a piece made by A&M Potters during lockdown in response to watching ‘Seaspiracy’ and in order to raise awareness of the importance of our oceans in the battle against climate change. This piece ‘The Whale’ is made from crank stoneware, mounted on a …
A beautifully created nature collage using materials found on a walk to illustrate that walk and the Fens.
From Lesley Allen, the creator:
My version of Holme Fen – re-created by debris found on the woodland floor at Holme Fen. The toadstools are acorn cups cut and painted by me. I really enjoyed the whole process from going for a walk, collecting bits and bobs, pressing and drying, arranging and finally taking the photograph! It’s my kinda thing I like to do, especially as times are at the moment.
A Linocut printmaker from Ramsey, Vivien has been inspired by Fenland Fauna (and a beautiful Giraffe!) and has produced these during lockdown. Featured Image: Pheasant hand coloured Linoprint “I love the vibrancy watercolour brings to this handsome fellow.” Vivien tells us: “I am a Linocut …
Six miles, again, we’ll go today,
for honour built on broken blades.
We’ll tame these meres; skate far and fast,
with hopes that winter, long may last.
For cold that creeps and freezes fen
brings out the Runners once again.
In tests of wit and skill and speed
on crystal lakes, still wreathed with weeds.
Contracted muscles, chests pulled tight,
like frightened birds, we take to flight.
Sinews screaming, taut like wire,
in every eye, a glint of fire.
On flooded fen, we carve our names
as brackish blood runs through our veins.
The lure of wealth may spur some forth –
we skate for love and all we’re worth.
This subtle smoothness, ice unspoiled,
a canvas stretched o’er sunken soil.
To skate the marsh is to be free:
‘These Fenmen do not run; they flee!’
“These were all taken at various points during lockdown. I live in Guyhirn so a lot are of the surrounding area around the village, as for a long time we weren’t really allowed to go elsewhere! The exceptions being of 2 from King’s Lynn one from Hunstanton and one from Wolferton.”
(see our other photography categories to complete the set of Neill’s work)