A proposal for Barnaby Art Trail 2012: Midsummer Magic

Local festivals are a bit of a thing at the moment, and it's easy to see why when you've been to one.  They really get the heart pumping with pride.  I was delighted that the Macclesfield festival, Barnaby, has opened up submissions for their art trail this year.  The theme is Midsummer, and I nearly fell over myself with delight as I've done several series recently inspired by Shakespeare's plays; why not something that draws on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'?  It's full of magic and nonsense and all set in the woods, which is a favourite theme of mine in Shakespeare. The woods are somewhere beautiful and intimate, but also mysterious and just a little bit spooky. I'm putting forward a proposal to do an installation of 20 glass 'polaroid' pictures offering a mini-midsummer adventure. It will have something of the flavour of my 'Strange Music, Rough Magic' and 'As You Like It' series, but will be a little different too.  I've started on a couple of samples to get the technical stuff ironed out. Looking good, I think, but a long way to go.

I'm hoping to work with Andy Williams of G Fine Art gallery in Macclesfield, a fabulous artist in his own right as well as owner and director of the gallery.

Let's hope Barnaby like it.......

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