Arts degree show2017

Lydia Mallows

My practice explores the documentation of weather and the emotional meaning created by the changeable environment that surrounds us.

Pathetic fallacy and the personification of the weather have inspired the direction of my work. How can clouds be sullen and how can a sunset become poetic? Additionally, I have become fascinated by the application of paint and how I can portray a sense of light emerging from darkness. I force the viewer to look beyond the horizon and connect with the atmosphere.

John Constable regarded clouds as an ‘Organ of Sentiment’, often an inspiration but occasionally detrimental to your emotional state. Other influences derive from Turner, John Virtue, Fred Cumming, and Edmund Burke’s theory of ‘The Sublime’.