All hung. Looks worthy of EFOA - really worth a visit.
Adam E Justice-Mills works with photographs as his source material, making Visual Poems and other collection pieces. The images here are collected together based on his impression of what Wabi-Sabi means. tel: 07970838188 insta: #mememoryman
Caitlin Smail is a mixed media artist. Her paintings incorporate found imagery and text, and explore the themes of memory, innocence and loss. She trained in Fine Art at Central St Martins and has an MA in Art Psychotherapy. For more info visit: www.caitlinsmail.co.uk
Cathy Burkinshaw: Wabi Sabi to me conjures up finding beauty in something transient, possibly incomplete. In my art, I start with the hope of producing something as near perfect as I can make it but I find comfort in the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi – that beauty is in fact something transient and possibly incomplete. I feel the movement in my pictures of birds encapsulates this idea.
Diana Stoker: Since childhood I have been a collector, collecting drift wood, rusty metal, pebbles and leaves that I have found evocative of place and beautiful in their imperfections. Becoming aware of the idea of Wabi Sabi has allowed me to explore my collections and to assemble these found materials to make this work.
Hanan Baradon: My photography is my way of seeing. It skims the edge of reality and mixes the material and the imaginary. Above all it is the seeing of the unseen, noticing the unnoticed. When I discovered Wabi Sabi I realised I had found myself.
Ian Harding is a photographer & filmmaker based in East Finchley. His professional work encompasses all forms of advertising however with his personal imagery, he enjoys working without a brief, wandering with his camera and capturing random aspects of everyday life that catch his eye. www.crispydog.co.uk
Judith Devons is a printmaker, painter and ceramicist. Her work is inspired by cultural identity, nature, memories and fantasy. As well as exhibiting in galleries and community venues in the UK and abroad, she leads screen-printing and pottery workshops for all ages and abilities. www.judithdevons.com
Mike Coles: Wabi Sabi offers me the opportunity to completely pause for a while, to clear my mind of everything and just look at something for an extended period of time and see what is there – something I have rarely done in a hectic life. How and whether this should make any difference to my point of view is the next consideration.
Monica Peiser is an experienced jeweller, not a photographer but intrigued by Wabi Sabi. She delights in detail, the tiny things that surround us but mostly go unnoticed. Little specks of colour in a raindrop, miniscule creatures going about their business, the beautiful structure of flowers and crystals, Wabi Sabi?
Myra Lawson: My three photos relate to the wear and tear of life. Words such as maturity, arthritic, damaged, marked, stained have a negative connotation. They can also be used in a very positive way to suggest a life, rich in experience and history. Hands and household ladders both lose their perfection with time and use, but there lies their beauty.
Peter Kyte’s urban photography work covers a variety of image types, including buildings, places and spaces, historic settings, heritage, regeneration and community projects.
Stephen Harper has long experience using computers to make Art. His fascination with the possibilities they afford began in 1988 when he began using them to explore a fusion of Systemic Constructivism with Islamic geometry. His work continues to derive from patterns in nature, rendered in 3D via computer-controlled tools.
We're hanging the images Sunday evening. Open until November 26, don't wait to the end. Looking forward to seeing you there.
EFO Artists have a show coming, with the title of "Almost Wabi-Sabi" at Boulangerie Bon Matin, 178 Tollington Park, Stroud Green, London N4 3AJ. More details soon.
Contributors: Artists from the EFO