Monday, 12 November 2012

Unframed Sunflower Legacy - Denise Swanson FBIPP

'Ra!' by Denise Swanson FBIPP

Denise Swanson FBIPP has recently taken part in the Turing's Sunflowers Experiment as part of the Museum of Science & Industry.

During an interview about her involvement in the experience, Denise said "I wanted to participate in the Turing sunflower experiment from the start, but my first attempts were sadly futile. From my second sowing, a sole surviving Russian Giant interested me, as it battled against all odds and finally flowered, magnificently standing tall and proud. An upcoming print exhibition called ‘Unframed’ at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston with ArtLab at UCLan provided an opportunity to try something new and to ensure the legacy of my sunflower lived on. The installation consists of 7 separate fine art prints, each A2 in size, suspended in a clockwise spiral from the rafters, creating an enormous sunflower which gently floats and moves as if in the breeze. Called Ra! the work quietly reflects on the significance of sun worship in every culture."

The installation is on display now as part of the 'Unframed' exhibition at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston until 1 December, open Fridays & Saturdays between 11am-4pm, with some fabulous work from several other local artists.

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