I arrived at Art in Action early evening and with map in hand wandered the marquees, just before everything was closing for the day. There was a large gathering on the lawn in front of the house, lots of chatter, warm sunshine and an excited buzz. It drew me to a huge tent, full of people admiring the works being shown. This was a collection of the best work from the event, and visitors had the chance to vote on which they thought 'the best'. Nearly impossible of course, but a print of a Crow and a Rook got my attention. But there were other beauties.
|Metamorphosis Series by Rachel O'Dell|
|No-one Likes to be in a Cage by Catherine Hyde|
|Ceramics by Linda Dangoo|
Close-by was a sculpture area, which I promised to go back to.
|Sculpture by Brendan Hesmondhalgh and David Cooke|
I did get the chance to look round - though would have liked much longer. The weather for the event was wonderful, and I explored the very delightful Waterperry gardens in the evening warmth (will share some of its beauty next time). Four days full of care, love, creativity, art, performance, poetry, music - utterly inspiring!
I came home with a Rook and a Crow by Louise Scott. I love her prints and saw how she makes them, with beautiful etched copper plates (works of art in themselves) demonstrating her process. I will treasure these birds.