The art installation was very generously on loan from our friend Jake Lever of Lever Arts.
Jake writes: “The red bole is both the same colour and actually the same material as our floor – basically just red clay.
“I approach my practice as a contemplative activity. My images are often derived from fragments of medieval paintings, frescoes and icons. Recently the hand has provided a focus for my work, a framework for the exploration of frailty, vulnerability and the presence of the divine.
“My work is created using an intaglio printmaking technique. Plates are made in a very physical way, scoring and cutting into the surfaces. Gold leaf is often applied to the paper prior to printing, making each piece unique. I think of these works as contemporary icons, points of stillness amidst a fast turning world.”
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