TORS OF DARTMOOR
This is a new collection of work begun in 2020.
Over the past few years since moving to Devon, whenever we’ve had chance we’ve enjoyed many family walks on Dartmoor and are gradually getting familiar with what is a surprisingly vast area – with lots to discover.
In particular I am intrigued by the fascinating granite rock formations known as the Tors. There are apparently over 160 of them, so I’ve still got quite a few to climb yet!
During the first lockdown in March 2020 I began studying these fantastic structures more closely, and developing a new collection of work. The photos above show Great Staple Tor and Emsworthy Rocks near Saddle Tor which are featured in some of the new designs.
I’m using a ‘mosaic’ style to represent the interlocking rock forms. I individually cut, shape and colour each piece, adding extra texture with my flatbed diamond grinder, and then reassemble them a bit like a jigsaw.
There are three formats of artwork so far: circular panels in a wrought iron stand; square wall panels (which will be available framed); and freestanding curved panels. Each work is individually made so no two will be the same, and I sign and date each one. Here are some of the first finished pieces …
Circular panels diameter 42cm in wrought iron stand, £495:
Wall panels 36cm x 36cm, which come ready mounted in white wooden frame, £395:
Freestanding curve, width 31cm x 24cm, £225 and width 31cm x 30cm £265: