Tim Pugh

Environmental and Mixed Media Artist

Month: September, 2012

“Woodland Arrangement” by Tim Pugh.

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“Woodland Arrangement” was created a few years ago in Hawarden Woods in Flintshire. The temporary installation was created on the forest floor and was made from gathered site specific materials such as leaves, berries, pine cones and sycamore seeds. The materials were arranged in lines to convey or imply the suggestion of a natural ‘code’ or language with the visually striking colours and textures, highlighted to good effect against the mud background. I viewed each woodland item like a jigsaw piece, finding the optimum space in which to ‘slot’ it into shape, creating smaller arrangements as I made the installation. The artwork took three hours to make but barely lasted a day succumbing to the effects of breezes and scampering squirrels.

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Secret Door,by Tim Pugh

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I am in the process of digitising older images of past artworks hence the inclusion of ‘Secret Door’. This is a mixed media drawing embossed onto a treetrunk of an ancient doorway, copied from a picture of detail from Bangor Cathedral in North Wales, and drawn onto the smooth bark surface using charcoal, chalk, and paint marker pens. The beech tree is located in Hawarden Woods in Flintshire, North Wales, and I wanted to suggest a sense of a secret doorway or portal into another world or dimension; the implication or the illusion of an escape from one reality to another….