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motorway interchange No.1
Motorway interchange No.1 , 36x36" oil on canvas By harry Carr this piece was an aerial view of a motorway interchange. what inspired me for this piece was the flowing nature of the interghanges, that are found all over the uk's motorways. these interchanges lend themselves extremely well to my abstract style. the crisscrossing flow of the roads creates a feeling of crazyness and division. this piece reinforces the premise of the whole series which was to show how manic and confused our society is, here in the uk. and to highlight how small and insignificant we actually are when looked from above.
Thames barge at Chelsea wharf
A Thames barge is moored alongside a wharf at Chelsea in London, I took the photograph that I used for the painting in 1988, by then both the barge and the wharf had been outmoded for a long time, their purpose of use altered from being worked by occupation and commerce to becoming abodes to be lived in. Change didn't destroy them but it did destroy the ways of life they supported.
Flight of the Butterfly
motorway interchange No.2
motorway interchange No.2 , 36X36" oil on canvas by Harry Carr the contrasting colours were used in the same way as the previous painting to exaggerate the segregation in British society. although the colours are contrasting with each other, at the same time they somewhat work together.this shows that british society is segregated but we are still able to get along together in harmony. for the texture i painted thick impasto paint underneath and i used a palette knife to do this. the pallete knife was a great tool to use for this piece because i could get ridges which show terrain, and smooth dimples and waves to show where the sea is.
An Idea Begins... - a Sussex seascape
This is a 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches seascape skyscape painting that was inspired by a day out in Brighton. It shows a very small figure walking along the beach with a drama happening in the sky as he or she is forming an idea. The sun is partially hidden by the clouds but is emerging through them and forming patterns with them. It is semi abstract, expressionistic in style and the colours range from golden yellow through to deep reds and purples. Having lived in Brighton as an art student, I often had my best ideas and epiphany's walking the stony beach there. It is where I recovered my senses after upsets and made plans for the future. Humans need space in order to get a perspective on their lives and to sort out problems and not go mad. The sea is a wonderful place to do this so this painting is simply intended as a thank you to the sea and sky. The edges are white and no frame is needed.