Skirrid Wave IV - Philip Hearsey
Artist: Philip Hearsey
Title: Skirrid Wave IV
Dimensions (HxWxD): 13 x 24 x 21 cm
Edition of 6, each varied.
The Skirrid Mountain is a rather peculiar isolated outcrop, set apart from the Black Mountains at the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons by a broad valley and lying close to the Herefordshire / Monmouthshire borders where I live.
But the Skirrid Wave series has nothing to do with the Skirrid itself, or the sea. One day I was walking on the mountain and looking down onto the valley below a single ploughed [pink] field amongst a sea of green caught my eye, and my imagination.
It has been pointed out by others that whilst pursuing a number of wave forms inspired by the field it is possible that, in some of the pieces, the shape of the Skirrid itself provided a subliminal influence.