Head in the Clouds
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Beverley Isaacs is interested in capturing movement, energy and light. The artist began making a series of photographic compositions of the dramatic skies through the large Victorian windows in her studio to express the various changing moods everyone experienced during lockdown.
The photographs became a springboard for the idea of a multi-sensory installation to show the connection between the virtual world and the tangible world, by producing a series of paintings of the cloud views she saw through the window panes, then displaying them around the actual window inside, as if to connect the internal and external. The digital photographs, taken on a smartphone represent the virtual while her paintings emphasise the tangible through their textured surfaces, bringing to mind the concept of touch - something very much lacking in this strange time.
This series of photographs serves as a record for the installation where you can enjoy seeing a live performance of the sunset through the window itself, and the resulting paintings surrounding it.
Head in the Clouds, 2020
Series of 50 works
From left to right: Framed, Turquoise dream, Blasted wood pigeons, Silver lining, Pain, Glimpse, Hope, Forgotten, White Light
127 x 177.8 mm limited edition prints on Hahnemule paper available by request
Courtesy of the artist