Monday, 18 September 2017

Inspired by the sea


During the summer two huts appeared on the cliffs nearby.......


They don't look like normal wooden buildings but I instantly recognised them as they have been appearing on National Trust land over the last few years and I have seen articles about them in magazines. The Observatory is a sculptural installation, an intervention, a space, a platform, a shelter, a look-out where artists can explore the landscape. The shape of the building seems to draw people towards them as can be seen by this video of the cliffs above Burton Bradstock,




The shapes, shadows and textures encourage you to look at the landscape and things around you in a different way.





It even encouraged me to play around with my shadow!



When we reached the beach it inspired me to take different views including the boat trail left on the sand as the pulley pulled it up the beach.


Today marks the end of the our Open Studios fortnight when artists invite people into see their work. We visited two artists who have studios in West Bay and it was lovely to see their work which is inspired by the sea and rocks of this part of the coast. It will be interesting to see how the residents artists at the Observatory have been influenced by the landscape too.

Has a picture, or words ever inspired you to look at the landscape in a different way?

16 comments:

  1. The world is so interesting. Wonder what future generations will think?

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  2. Fogo Island, Newfoundland has similar studios along the shore of the island where artists can work. I hope to visit there some day too.

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  3. When you start looking around you can often find interesting views through a narrow opening. It is not only nature that can be interesting - John Lewis car park in Sheffield City centre has narrow horizontal openings that capture panoramic snapshots of the roof tops of Sheffield and other surrounding tall buildings in a very photogenic way.

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  4. Oh yes; it's all poetry, which is meant to teach us to see something in a totally different way!

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  5. That's interesting. Loved your shots - and Burton Bradstock is such a lovely place. I'm generally inspired by other people's photography, quite frankly, such as above and on other blogs. I like words; I don't necessarily think of pictures but am now taking far more notice of how I frame shots.

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  6. The planet never ceases to astound us provided that we pay attention to "details ". The sea speaks to the soul most of all!

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  7. Your photos remind of Edward Hopper landscapes. I enjoyed your post today! And I love seeing your little fur babies. We are a family of Westies, too!

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  8. I love to look for interesting, unusual things when I'm out and about with my camera. The sea is constantly changing the beach so you can always find wonderful things there to photograph.

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  9. Hi, Sarah, a wonderful post, there ist so much to see - also in a different way. I always like to see your pictures from the sea.

    Greetings from scotland, sun and warm weather, I hope it stays with us

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  10. I find looking out of train windows can draw me in to the landscape. Last week I went to Falmouth and after the amazing Brunel Bridge across the Tamar the train crosses several smallish rivers or creeks. It was low tide going down and coming back and both times there were fascinating patterns in the mud.

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    1. It must have been wonderful to catch the tide out on both train journeys. Travelling on the train from Birmingham to Par as a child has always stuck in my memory. Sarah x

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  11. Your photos have inspired me to do a post on a sculpture at our National Gallery that also gives you a chance to take photos from different angles & in different light. You are lucky to have that splendid coastline and the beach for photography practise... A gorgeous part of the world..

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  12. I would visit this often if I lived there. It is inspiring to see that art/artists are encouraged. I think words continually encourage me to see and observe with a different perspective for my own artwork. The sea being my constant inspiration. We also have tours in our community to visit artists studios. I have been invited to participate and I hope to someday. Your photography is beautiful and moving.

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  13. What a great installation to make you look at the landscape differently. Teaching art to seven year olds I used to make small cardboard frames for them to frame views and then sketch them. Always worked well. Love your photos particularly the boat trails. B x

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  14. Beautiful post, always...
    Love from Titti

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