Sunday, 25 September 2011
lat night illy coffee as part of its Galleria Illy pop-up gallery hosted a fantastic talk which celebrated the release of its most resent edition of its illyWords magazine. The Magazine is a combination of articles and illustrations, each publication is illustrated by a new art school and i was lucky enough to still be a Kingston when it rolled around to us to illustrate their latest edition, under the title Journey we submitted images. Turning up at the Moroso design studios on Rosebury Avenue i immediately gravitated towards the free coffee and huge pile of the publication still hot off the pees, i opened it and to my absolute pleasure had been given two whole spreads a total of 4 illustrations including a whole page!!!! The night only got better as we we privy enough to witness some of the greatest minds in contemporary illustration discuss what it was illustration was, really engaging stuff. Included too was an exhibition of our work in which one of my pieces was exhibited on an original Michelangelo Pistoletto table!!!! .........Pictures coming soon..........
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Friday, 23 September 2011
Then Jesus said to his disciples '' Therefore i tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, what you will wear or about your body. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens. They do not sow or reap they have no storeroom or barn, yet god feeds them and how much more valuable you are than birds''
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Monday, 19 September 2011
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Sunday, 18 September 2011
Nature.--page 4. ''To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man , but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood''.....'' In the woods is perpetual youth..In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There i feel that nothing can befall me in life, no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground , my head bathed by the bare ground, all mean egoism vanishes.
Posted by Henry Wood at 13:35
The Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Underneath the great london planes that stand aside the path. Long live the trees silent and sturdy. Sentinels rooted in a deep loyalty to all those in their presence even those in presence who have lost or forgotten the ability to realise their presence. The trees tower above, cant you see? Ever in conversation with those who have time to speak from a state of soul bound connection to the immediate environment, those who accept presence are honoured and in awe of such gentle and wondrous beings, bringing forward and realising a deeper sense of respect for the trees we walk under. They bring nothing but joy to us is this not spirit experienced when we receive the dappled and cooled sunlight through their green and plentiful boughs not but pleasure and the sense of peace we attain from standing underneath allowing ourselves to be wrapped in their natural majesty a feeling of security and homeliness. I share the ground with trees both of our life blood is deep rooted. we are both nurtured by the essence and energies of our ancestors.
Posted by Henry Wood at 11:49
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
As if this year couldnt reach new heights i was in June scouted and accepted onto the incredibly successful Debut Contemporary platform, helping me develop myself personally as a creative and professionally as an artist i will be exhibiting my work in their incredible space in Notting Hill. please visit the gallery any time to see my work and all the other talented debut artists works too.
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
this summer i spent two weeks playing hardcore wood carpenter with the incredible and indestructible Robots crew. i have been part of Robots for a while now helping out at the BlackLight exhibition in Putney last January. While half the crew split to Ecuador to realise dreams of giant Sloths 6 of us headed down to Huntingdon, Cambridge to manifest for the Secret Garden Party. Arriving two weeks before, we shed blood sweat and tears to produce one of the greatest artistic accomplishments ive ever been apart of. Based on images of manga and particularly influenced by the incredibly inventively creatively colourful architecture and aesthetic of Treasure Town, the setting for Tekkonkinkreet and merged with ideas and images of cloud city from star wars our great monolithic wooden planet, a shanty oasis hovered over 15 feet in the sky and was covered in great buildings and other evidence of a great civilisation. With two great arms protruding out the planet became an entity a living breathing spirit watching over the festival, a symbol of the festivals ''do it yourself'' attitude. The whole piece was produced onsite with wood that was found nearby, all of it waste.
Posted by Henry Wood at 05:47
Final degree show came and went in June, a highly resolved set of works were exhibited and i was happy with the response, for the Red Gallery exhibition i ditched most of my final project work and curated an all together different band of pieces picked from the last two years. Successfully weaving the pieces to create a look and atmosphere that leaned heavily on the themes of nostalgia and the Natural world. i was featured in Amelia's magazine which was a great gratification.
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