Flying sycamore seeds

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flying sycamore seeds

A second ‘taped down’ piece on the window with flying sycamore seeds. I put the composition together last week but felt it needed something else so gathered a handful of sycamore seeds from outside, set the camera to continuous shoot and threw the seeds. It took a couple of test shots to get the shutter speed fast enough to capture some movement but not so much that the seeds were too blurred. The final image is a ‘stacked’ photo from eight stills taken from the same throw of the seeds and because the leaves and stems were taped just at their base, the piece was taped upside down on the window. So in the uprighted image the seeds are actually floating upwards…

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the seasons series


Or, actually winter—spring—summer—autumn. This four panel series, each one based on colours of the season, go rather well together. However, aesthetically they work better starting with winter… ⁠ 4 panels, each 8x8in, acrylic on paper on board 2021⁠.⁠

the seasons series

Just varnished

Once the sequence was sorted the pieces went together quickly. Without any joins the only fiddly bit was cutting the final strip to fit in the last gap on each.