Harriet Carter - optical impressions

I have been studying the natural light in the surroundings of the Sidney Nolan Trust, looking at its movements and implicating this in observational paintings around the farm.  The natural light provides a difference to previous studies; the pure environment demonstrates the phenomenon as uncontrolled and in charge of its own movements.  By immersing myself in walks and in the open air, I've been able to pick up patterns of interest- in the environment but also optically in the way my own eyesight is changed by specific moments.

The grain barn has especially been interesting to me- especially the ability to open the enormous door on the far side and examine the impacts of exposing the inside to the light that filters in.  Alongside this, I've been tentatively exploring distance and perspective points when physically representing the light in painting.  16/09/2016

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Arts Council England