The mindfulness of architecture

One of my latest works is on show as part of a charity exhibition at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 331 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow from 17th October until 13th November 2011

“The Mindfulness of Architecture” Linocut 12″ x 12″

The Mindfulness of Architecture Linocut print

The Mindfulness of Architecture

The piece relates to how we interact with our surroundings.  Some people go about their daily business entirely unaware of the beauty and wonder around them.  If we stop and engage with our heart response to where we are, right in that moment, look up from the pavement and take a little time to absorb the detail we may surprise ourself.  There is a reference to the speeding abstract nature of our journey through the forms in the top right of the print, these represent the Charing Cross motorway junction as seen from the Woodlands bridge. Alexander Greek Thomson and Mackintosh motifs are used throughout the piece, as well as panels from the unexpected gem of Wylie Wright and Wylie’s Glasgow Dental Hospital (to the rear, another nod to taking the path less travelled).  At the centre the enormity of the beautiful clean art deco lines of the Beresford Building are portrayed alongside other details seen in the Sauchiehall Street area of the City, towering above a seated figure who is enjoying a contemplative moment.

12 artists are submitting one piece of work, each 12″ by 12″, all work is for sale.  The centre is open for viewing Mondays to Thursdays 12.00pm to 5.00pm.

 

 

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One comment

  1. Jade

    “If we stop and engage with our heart response to where we are, right in that moment, look up from the pavement and take a little time to absorb the detail we may surprise ourself.”~Wise words.
    I am very happy to have found your blog. 🙂 Your artwork really made me think. I will remember to look up more, not to be too fixed on a destination. Beautiful 🙂

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