#008 - David Shillinglaw

#008 - David Shillinglaw

120.00

Destination: Sjællands odde, Denmark
Date: 27 June - 01 July, 2014
 

About the print:
Dimensions:
± 50 x 70 cm 
Colours: 3 colour silkscreen print 
Edition:
50 prints, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)

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A little word by David Shillinglaw

 

“My entire trip was driven by nature. Being able to escape the city and be far away from city life was like a breath of fresh air. I had high hopes before heading out, but no expectations. Once surrounded by trees, animals and the ocean, it felt like hitting the refresh button on my mental hard drive. I was able to genuinely relax and wind down, something I rarely get the opportunity for back home. I have spent a few very busy months on a number of projects and being at the summerhouse provided me with a very welcome change to my usual pace. I loved the place, really felt completely at home, which in turn gave me the opportunity to comfortably create new work. Even though I only spent a relatively short amount of time at the summer house, it has made a deep impression on me.


The title of my print is ‘Look to Nature’, summarizing the various sketches and observations I made. Attempting to capture the visual personality of nature as a series of symbols and hieroglyphs. From seed pods, to the coastline, to plants, patterns and textures. A mix of all things great and small. Initially the print had the text ‘Look to Nature’ included, but I removed it from the composition to give the print a less specific focal point or association. I feel the shapes, patterns and lines speak for themselves, they are self-explanatory. I am very interested in the notion of a universal language and feel like this print is a push for me towards a more abstract space.”

 
 


 

Travel diary

Thursday, June 26, 2014

“The days run away like wild horses over the hills. You are the contents of your pockets.”

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Build a Den, make a Mark’

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

‘Never knot working’

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last night I went for a walk and immersed myself into the nature. Blending in and becoming one with nature while sporting my new flea market trophy, a vintage army camo jacket.

Nature becomes the artist and vice versa.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

 
 
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