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.