David Rhys Jones trained at Central Saint Martins and has exhibited widely, including The V&A Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Institute. He was joint winner of the Jerwood Prize in...
This work was inspired by a journey around the late Derek Jarman's garden at Prospect Cottage in Dungeness and the surrounding area. 'Paradise haunts gardens',writes Jarman 'and it haunts mine'
Derek Jarman (1942-1994) was famous as a film-maker, artist, stage designer, and writer. He is also remembered for his shingle cottage-garden, created in the latter years of his life, in the shadow of the Dungeness powere station. The house was built in tarred timber. Raised wooden text on the side of the cottage is the first stanza and the last stanza of John Donne's poem, 'The Sun Rising'.
In my response to Jarman's garden and the surrounding area I have attempted to make work with a 'filmic' quality that references Jarman's work and provides a narrative of my own journey.
The small curved 'canvas' is made of ceramic and the image is printed with ceramic pigments (making it completely light-safe).
The work is hollow and has a hole in the back so that it can be wall hung or be free standing.
Comes in a presentation box with information about the work.