The theme for the June meeting was “triumph and disaster” with a mix of the upbeat, the whimsical and the more serious.
Alex showed a number of botanical disasters including a hedge blighted by the box caterpillar and some dying trees in Epping Forest. This showed that not all disasters are man-made. However, Kathryn’s pictures of glaciers showed how a possible future man made climate disaster can be foretold in changes in glaciers.
Frankie and Anna both showed pictures of people celebrating national triumph in last year’s World Cup in pubs around London. Frankie balanced her selection with some more sombre and reflective portraits.
Simon focused on a domestic disaster – breaking a bowl – to produce some fascinating abstracts. Heather and Steve showed a range of images covering both triumph and disaster – from a flower gamely clinging to a crack in a wall to flowers left at the scene of an accident. Edith presented images of flowers and plants blooming in a graveyard as a symbol of life triumphing over death.
At the end of the meeting there was a short discussion about a trip in August with Margate being a popular choice. There will be further chance to discuss next month.
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be Mundane. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.