Thursday, 3 September 2009

walking the land :: two

A little while ago, I came across some photographs by artist and photographer Ian Brown. They struck a chord with me both for their beauty and their subject matter. The photographs were in an exhibition of Brown's called Walking the Land at this gallery in the autumn of 2007. Sadly, I never saw the actual exhibition.

Loe Bar, Cornwall


White Agapanthus Field, Cornwall 2006

I was so moved by the images I bought the exhibition catalogue so I could pour over them at home (I think it was about £5). The images are multi-layered and have a haunting, luminous quality to them. And several of them are of nearby places familiar to me.

Set Aside (Hogweed), Cornwall 2006


Godolphin Wood, Cornwall 2007

You can view a slide show here. It's worth it just to see bigger images. I'm sorely tempted to frame some of these. Aren't they beautiful?

15 comments:

Simone said...

They are very beautiful. Softly serene images. I think they would look lovely framed up too. x

kristina said...

So beautiful. K x

dottycookie said...

They really are gorgeous. Restful enough to work well in a bedroom, I should think.

sweetmyrtle said...

they are so beautiful Diana...they would look lovely framed.
thank you for your message too... all went well today.x
with love
ginny and the girls xxx

Cottage Garden said...

Such wonderfully serene images to gaze upon - I particularly like the White Agapanthus Field, Cornwall. It has a shimmering other-worldly feel. It would look lovely framed.

Jeanne x

aino said...

Oh yes they are! I could look at those for hours.

Gigibird said...

Loe Bar is my favourite as it reminds me of a Turner painting.

Yvonne said...

Really gorgeous pictures, they have an ethereal quality about them, drawing you in just to find that peace and tranquility that they speak of...
Thanks xxx

Cottage Smallholder said...

Wonderful images - I'm not surprised that you bought the catalogue.

You live in a very magical place,

Diane said...

They have a very haunting quality to them . They would look lovely framed.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the link, they are beautiful. The New Forest is just down the road from us and his photo from there is stunning.
Lisa

The Curious Cat said...

Haunting, atmospheric and dreamy...how nature is sometimes in the early morning or late at night - I agree, they are beautiful xxx

cocoa and blankets said...

....I love the last picture...just lovely....my first boyfriend was called Ian Brown and my maiden name was brown...everyone teased me and said he was my secret brother......it didnt last.....

louise said...

Godolphin Wood looks fantastic on the slideshow. The colours merging together are wonderful. There is much inspiration to be taken from this artwork. Yes get one, or more, framed! x

Purrfect Haven said...

Just back from a most wonderful holiday in Cornwall myself, staying near Liskeard, and delighted to see your blog (recommended to me by Denise at 'abuncandance'). The pictures are beautiful! Helen