Artwork for competition at The Newhampton Arts Centre

This weekend I have been producing an artwork for a competition at The Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton.  I decided to use inspiration from a local park, I used photographs of the bandstand and a bench to create a narrative.  I used some text from one of my favourite poems by Robert Frost.

Nothing gold can stay.

Nature’s first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf’s a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

I used pink and gold spray paint with some dripped oil paint.  I collaged birds, flowers and butterflies along with some text taken from a newspaper.  The background is made up of pages from gardening books, pride and prejudice and encyclopedias.

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