Gardens of London is a new project which I started during lockdown 2020 in London.
Throughout lockdown, gardens and parks in the city have given residents a welcome opportunity to be in touch with the natural world. For the past twelve months so much time has been spent confined in the artificial world we have constructed.
In the first part of this project I present several images of St Pancras Gardens, a small refuge of green space near my home. The project follows the usual process of my work. Firstly, I make a representational photographic image of a physical setting. Secondly, I reconstruct the image for transition to the artificial space, the digital space, a space which in itself is abstract.
The concept is a simple one. The artist posts images of their work that they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each. Every time they reach £1000 of sales they pledge to buy another artist’s work for £200. This creates a dynamic culture and market, where all can contribute, whatever their level of success. This is a culture dependent on the honesty and generosity of our artistic communities at every level.