SoulGeometries

Fine art photography prints on Etsy, made in Scotland

Moffat, Scotland | 0 Sales

SoulGeometries

Fine art photography prints on Etsy, made in Scotland

Moffat, Scotland 0 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Last updated on 28 May, 2017

"The million petalled flower of being here." Philip Larkin

Eryl Shields

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Eryl Shields

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Snap, Write, Learn

'Writing is the geometry of the soul,'*

I started my creative life as a writer, but have come to find the camera a better tool to tell my stories than a pen. Until recently my main influences have been the Spanish painter Antonio Lopez Garcia for subject matter, Man Ray for his experimentation, and American photographer Sam Abell for his muted tones. However, I've long loved the paintings of Klee, Cézanne, Miro, Turner, Picasso, Pollock, Rothko, and many of the Post Impressionists; Expressionists; Abstract Expressionists, and Surrealists. And, although I had played with blurring through very shallow depth of field and lens movement, it wasn't until I discovered the photography of Uta Barth and Cy Twombly that I began to see the full abstracting possibilities of working with a camera.

I feel like I've made a breakthrough, intellectually if not physically. If my artistic career were a sonnet, I've reached the volta, so this is an exciting time for me. I keep this shop going not because I think anyone will want to buy my work, but because it creates a sense of duty to keep it stocked with new images. This in turn compels me to make those images the best I can, I couldn't possibly put something in front of others I felt was second rate. What would be the point of that? Photography, like writing, is a way of communicating, a badly constructed image no clearer than a badly constructed paragraph.

I still write, I earn my living by teaching it, and I think of the photographs I make as possible settings for my stories. Places where action could ensue. I'm interested in small towns, mismanaged landscapes, and domesticity. How life is right now, and how it might be. I don't dispute Plato's statement, but I think it needs to be extended to include all art which is why I've called this shop Soul Geometries.

*Plato

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Last updated on 10 Oct, 2016
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Eryl Shields
Biggarford Cottage, Eastgate
MOFFAT, Dumfries and Galloway DG10 9AB
United Kingdom