‘Last Kiss‘ – a song by Lee Morris
‘The Wandering Soul Who Loves Art’ – Francesca Barosi
Our 2nd place winner. Francesca’s concept for this piece developed during lockdown after stimulation to observe and understand her inner being, using this performance to represent a sense of growth and maturity of a human. Through the dance, the artist endeavoured to represent the many emotions and points of view humanity experienced during the lockdown.
The video can also be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CGpqgLX6ZY .
‘Changes & Growth in Lockdown‘ – Shuanglu Yang
Here is one of our joint 3rd submissions. Shuanglu saw the positives and negatives of observational sketching during this time. The once rife crowds of people to sketch were now gone and the shops all closed, making it particularly lonely. However, this came with the positive of being able to switch the subject and observe those aspects of life not normally noticed.
‘Natural Flow – of the Otter’ – Jack Rutherford
This is our second joint 3rd submission. Jack uses this short film to explore the ‘natural flow’ of the Otter.
‘The Spring is Coming’ – a song by Jingmin Wu
untitled – Luke James
Here, Luke explores the anxiety and angers related to the lockdown period and the turbulent events that have occurred over the past 12 months.
‘Colourful Feelings’ – Soraya Caraca
These two portraits from Soraya depict the happy and angry emotions the pandemic has caused and the colours that shine through when such emotions are experienced.
‘Conscious Crystal, 2020’ – Sarah Stachan
These haunting yet beautiful crystal formations are created through the deposition of calcium carbonate (chalk) on glass. Whilst normally invisible, the sun etches these ancient materials onto a printing plate. From this, we can draw a positive feeling of a deeper connection to geologic time and material memories, an opportunity to explore new forms of inspiration. One negative explored by the artist is the limitation of the beauty in its current form, due to reduced access to specialist facilities as a result of the pandemic.
untitled – Simona Racheva
This piece is an experimental one, using the cyanotype technique to produce some beautiful blue colours and abstract imagery.