Ann Symes

Elements: earth fire

As with her work in the earlier exhibition, Elements: air water, Ann has continued to limit the use of materials to charcoal and graphite powders, acrylic gouache but with the addition of powdered, earth coloured pigments. 


She has been working simultaneously towards three exhibitions with elemental themes and was therefore bearing in mind all the elements (air, water, earth, fire, wood and metal) which often resulted in overlapping ideas. Sometimes the wood grain has represented wood and at others water and contour lines.

Again, the aim was for simplicity, focussing on surface and enhancing the wood grain to be seen, in these works, mainly as contour lines.