Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Peter Freeman - Nanjizal

Peter Freeman (b.1956)

Nanjizal 2020

Neon tube with plaster base; 110 x 21 x 21 cms (inc. b

Artist Statement: 'The landscape has been a preoccupation this year in lockdown. I've been looking for structured light forms and colours to embody the emotional reality I feel in the landscape. This sculpture came from swimming off the beach at Nanjizal earlier this month looking up at the granite cliffs stacked against the relentless power of the waves. The feeling was of verticality, solidity and fluidity, a language between what appears permanent and what is changeable. The colours and forms were beautiful and exhilarating. It feels a strange practice to transfer the landscape into light but in the moment the experience was totally luminous.'