OPEN – PRIZES AND COMMENDATIONS – Tigerfox – Southampton City Art Gallery



Beach Clematis

Digital Photograph

Imagine Mayflower’s Pilgrims travelling to America 400 years ago. Excitement and trepidation building on discovering their “New World”; sentiments doubtlessly enhanced having survived the omnipotent nature of the sea. Such feelings, possibly the tip of an emotional iceberg, shared to an extent by me today. 

Each time I walk the beach, enjoying the sublime nature of my surroundings, my excitement builds moving from one discarded but now discovered object to the next. Much as the Mayflower was taken by the sea to America, the flowers I am sharing with you today were brought by the sea to me.
Can you recognise the excitement and trepidation I feel photographically recording my 21st-century discoveries from our ‘consumer dominated New World’?

Judges Comments:

“It was a delight to find this exquisite flower amongst the many artworks entered for the Southampton City Art Gallery Open exhibition. Found treasures are extra special and this one holds so many important, topical and profound thoughts that we need to hold and act on. It‘s satisfying on every level”.

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