On my walk this week I found myself in one of the upper floor rooms of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and enjoyed looking at works by well known artists of the past such as Ceri Richards, Paul Nash, Henry Moore and others. In this room I was also struck by the effect of the translucent screen hanging in front of the floor to ceiling window. It changed my perception of the building opposite and for a few moments I thought I was looking at another work of art – so I took some photos!
Directly below, on the ground floor, is the room used for talks, presentations, etc., In here I spotted a stack of seats in the corner and I was again persuaded to take some photos. The clean, bright patterns of stainless steel really appealed to me ….. but is it art?
Art! Now that is a big subject that can sometimes be controversial, and we all have our opinions about it. For me it is mostly about perception and understanding, to say nothing of expression. How we look at something, or listen to, or touch something, is a big influence on how we perceive, understand, relate to it – and that is something that truly fascinates me, how we connect and interconnect with all that is around us.
So this has been a slightly different walk to those I usually post about but I am heavily involved in the arts and StillWalks is largely about observation and interconnection, so in that respect there is little difference between observing, perceiving a work of art or architecture and a tree, forest, landscape or seascape.
And speaking of seascapes, my soundscape this week is not from my walk round the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, but it does connect with the theme of the main exhibition there showing under the international “Ephemeral Coast” theme and originated at Mission Gallery, Swansea. It is my soundscape for Aberystwyth seafront in West Wales, originally posted on 08/04/2017.