The "Lifetide" Series by David Lyon Art
The "Lifetide" series by David Lyon Art has been popular at Art Roundhay Park. Here's what David says about his series:
"A series of paintings in acrylic on board composed, via sketch and collage, of semi abstract natural forms to convey an idea sparked by random marks on dust on a surface and the quote from Hippocrates:
“There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy.” — Hippocrates, 5th century B.C.
Notes on how the “Lifetide” series started:
- Brick dust over everything. Building work at home 2010. Random marks on surface of kitchen appliances reminiscent of organic shapes, animals, birds;
- Lunchtime doodle in a notebook, scribbling for the sake of it. The shapes are organic and grow on the page. Currently reading "Lifetide" by Lyall Watson;
- I decided to use the unusual shapes in the dust as a starting point for a new series of‚ abstract‚ work and, wanting the shapes to be more sophisticated than my doodle, begin to sketch out lifeform shapes;
- Collage is the next step to further realise colours and the composition of larger pieces - I have enough shapes for 12. I want rhythm and a connection between the shapes - "the one common flow";
- In the final paintings (four so far) I reinterpret the colours of the collages".