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BACH IN THE DARK TEA-TOWEL
This beautiful cotton tea-towel celebrates the life and travels of J.S. Bach. The design maps the major cities that Bach was born, worked, and died in, as well as referencing some of the important places he visited.
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BACH PRELUDE PAINTINGS
“As an extension to the public performance of painting to Bach, I had the privilege of being able to paint in the privacy of my studio, with a personal performance by Rachel of the Prelude to Suite No.1 in G major, and the Prelude to Suite No 2 in D minor.Working with, and to music is often a great influence for most artists. Music making and painting require the artist and musician to inhabit a zone that goes way beyond mere concentration. To be able to paint to a live performance by a musician of Rachel’s calibre has been a fantastic experience. As friends, the connection and comradeship was extra special. Each of us had an obligation to our own practice, but at the same time there needed to be a telepathic connection of sound and mark making. The musical vehicle for all this is of course the genius of Bach, whose music for me is very expressive, but at the same time cerebral and disciplined.
Rachel came to my studio on 2 separate occasions and played with many repeats (and tea breaks); her patience and consistency astounded me. After each session, I worked for many days with the impetus of the live sound developing the initial colour and energy of each prelude into a finished painting. The two resulting works are truly unique, unable to be reproduced in any way even if we repeated the sessions in my studio.”
“Prelude No.1” 2016 acrylic & collage on canvas 130 x 110cm Price on application
“Prelude No.2” 2016 acrylic & collage on canvas 112 x 183cm Price on application
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