“Each day begins by stepping out into the quiet pre-dawn with an hour’s walk in the darkness. The world seems a different place, dreamlike, there is a sense of an ancient past. Trees and structures are transformed, it is silent except for the sounds of nature, the occasional wildlife encounter, hopefully never the legendary black panther. Colours range from pearlescent moonlight and streetlight to pitch darkness, then the creeping distant pink dawn.” – Lynda Draper
Draper’s night wanderings were a source of inspiration for Flowers of the Night. The sculptures for the exhibition were shaped by fragmented images from Draper’s environment, memory, culture as well as ghosts from the past. The works evolved organically, often from a state of subconscious reverie—musings leading the artist’s hands to make marks, form clay structures or to reassemble fired components. The work aims to invite the imagination and contemplation of some other kind of realm.
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