Wednesday, 4 February 2009

felicity ford - reading, uk 1

Artist Felicity Ford has sent in her images of beauty from around Reading. Felicity has included 'There Is Beauty In the City' project in her exhibition and event 'Love Is Awesome' which opens on Valentines Day in Reading. Click Here to go to her site for more info on the exhibition and an interesting critique of this project. Here are Felicity's Awesome beauty spots.1. The swans live on the canal which I walk along to reach town. They have a tendency to flock in large numbers and I find the sound of them splashing in the water and the spectacle of them jostling one another very beautiful. Sometimes they float gracefully - like a flotilla of swans - down the canal. At other points they appear to bicker and squabble and bother one another. I love to see them.
2. These pipes sound amazing. Also near the canal I am not certain what happens in the pipes, but I am always intrigued by the gentle sounds emanating from them. So this image really I suppose relates more to sonic beauty or interest than visual beauty.

3. This painting is near the cattle market and old abattoir of Reading. For 3 and a half years of driving to visit my partner in Reading, I would always glimpse the striking cow painting from the ring road, and eventually a few months ago I went along specifically to photograph it. I think this painting is beautiful and I love how it relates to the history and context of its location.

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