The Earth, Air, Fire, Water Project in 2002 was initiated and funded through BECTa and the Tate Gallery St Ives.
Artist in Residence
My role as artist/teacher was to introduce 80 pupils to the work of Bryan Wynter through his exhibition the Tate St Ives Gallery.
The initial preparation for this project was to gain an understanding of the Bryan Wynters life. Through doing this I was able to identify three different periods in his artistic life in which his work developed and evolved -
1935-1945 Early painting of the Cornish landscape incorporating a mono printed ground which was used as an experimental ground for over working suggestions specific content - tin mines, rock faces and birds.
1960 Experimentation with movement through simple kinetic motor driven hanging pieces of cards reflected by mirrors. Wynter described this pieces IMOOS (Images Moving out onto Space) These may be interpreted as the artists attempt to convey 3-dimensional movement in space
1970 Large abstract paintings of the elements including Waterflow. Wynter owned a glass bottomed canoe which enabled him to observe water movement at first hand on the North Atlantic coast.