This is my Camberwell Cameo
My journey started with enrolment in the MA Fine Art Digital course at Camberwell College of Arts in September 2015.
I started at a roundabout.
Ever driven round a roundabout several times while trying to decide which exit to take? Well, that was me then.
But through the increasing dizziness emerged an exit.
There was something else on the London roundabout.
It was Brown.
He was born 300 years ago in 1716.
“Follow me, help me to be great again.” He said. So, I did.
I grabbed my EOS 600D Cannon and drove West, North and South following the tracks of Brown on his horse.
to Hampton Court Palace
And many others, some many times, walking and photographing iconic “Capability” landscapes across England as underlined in red on the map.
Then, back in the studio, I created photographic and cyanotype prints to celebrate the tercentenary of Lancelot Brown’s birth for exhibitions at Croome in Warwickshire, St Mary’s Church in Barnes London and, taking place now, in the Camberwell MA Summer Show 2017. These celebration prints have Brown in the top left corner and the churches where he was born (Kirkhale in Northumbria), married (Stowe in Buckinghamshire) and buried (Fenstanton in Cambridgeshire) clockwise in the remaining three corners.
So, guess what? I’m at the London roundabout again.
But this time, the centre of the roundabout is full of my work.
My boots are missing my legs.My dyslexic IMac is looping a five-minute Brown video.
My prints are on the floor.
My disabled ergonomic chair is turning around without me.
Dizziness haunts me again.
Stop the truck.
‘Like’ this Cameo if you can.
Sign the book in Room G03 (above) in Wilson Road SE5 8PD before 20th July.
And I will do another Cameo about Lancelot Brown’s use of Hogarth’s serpentine line of beauty to shape his Ha-Has, ha-ha, ha-ha, ha-ha.
Thanks for viewing my Cameo.