So we went to serene Tresco, Isles of Scilly. When I say we I'm referring to painter Anthony Garratt, shipwrights Mark & Loz Cann & I. Architect Michael Hormann of Märraum was able to join us as the installation neared completion.
I was there to document the final stage of Anthony's first public art installation, FOUR. 18 months since the idea's first inception, FOUR consists of four large 2.5m x 2.5m paintings, created on marine plywood. Anthony painted each work on location over the course of our 13 day mission. His response to the landscape was visceral, instinctive and as of the moment as ever - after 18 months of planning he was dying to set paint flying. Those months had been well spent with Michael designing the easels and recruiting Mark and Loz Cann to complete fabrication on location. Their background as experienced shipwrights was invaluable, both in regard to marine materials and ensuring that the paintings remained immune to strong winds that sweep the isles and make them so attractive to those who love the sea.
The folk of Tresco were amazingly supportive and welcoming, you can read a piece about the project here.
The Financial Times covered it as well. As did The Independent , The Western Morning News and The Telegraph. Very happy to see my photography in the nationals for the first time!
We even had the good fortune to cross paths with folk violinist Seth Lakeman, who was very generous with his time and jumped into this impromptu collaboration with one of Ant's paintings in New Grimsby.