In August 2014 I moved to the Warehouse at Jubilee Wharf Penryn. My studio is really smart and I am just beginning to relax and find my place, I love the physical warmth and gradually I am working towards the point I left off in Hayle.
“Ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write [create]? Dig into yourself for a deep answer.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Something does happen in the body when you are truly out of digital reach. No cellphones, computers or televisions. And in that digital silence, life takes on a different texture. In the splendid isolation of the Maine coast, worries and concerns begin unpacking and gently floating off your bow. In the words of Yeats, peace does come dropping slow.
In the Picture Room
NSA artist Marilyn Middlemiss’ work draws parallels between the empty landscapes of East Yorkshire, were the artist grew up, and the space, muted tones and colour of West Penwith.
Marilyn has been selected to make a painting in response to a painting by Stanhope Forbes , ‘Village Rendevous Copperhouse creek’ 1938. Her work ‘Washed Away’ 2012 talks about the repair of Copperhouse following its heavy industrial past to the present day. Copperhouse stands proudly on the other side of St Ives Bay, a nature reserve in Copperhouse Pool and the most magnificent Dunes on the North coast returned to its natural beauty following the damage of the Industrial Revolution.
Exhibition at Plymouth Museum and Gallery from 20th October to 12th January 2013.