John Ruskin and Nowhereisland – an extraordinary juxtaposition

I finally managed to get back into the studio to put the finishing touches to two new drawings that I have been working on.

Writing my Evolver Magazine article about Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad has taken a lot of time and energy for the last week or so. But it is finally finished and I just need to get images sorted. I also managed to get my entry off to the John Ruskin Prize, closing date is the first of June.   This is a new prize  so it will be interesting to see what happens.  I sent off some abstract Soundscape drawings although I suspect I will be up against lots of exquisitely crafted representational landscape drawing, given that it is in the name of Ruskin.  Never mind there is also the Czech Biennale at Pilsen as well as the Jerwood drawing prize coming up.  For anyone who is interested in submitting, the links are in the sidebar.

Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland as first discovered in the Arctic.

Funnily enough despite the huge distance in time and philosophy there is also an extraordinary connection between Alex Hartley’s passion for wilderness and Ruskin’s notions of the sublime.

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3 Responses to “John Ruskin and Nowhereisland – an extraordinary juxtaposition”

  1. Rosie Scribblah Says:

    Thanks for the Ruskin Prize reminder – completely forgot about it 🙂

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