London Iconic – Sometimes You Just Flow With It, is a composition I made to celebrate all things British, most especially architectural icons and gems. It’s one of those art pieces that was a complete joy to make… it flowed and I let the experience lead me. I knew what I wanted to say. If you have been following my work you will know that I love architecture and the many possibilities it offers and I take many photographs of architecture in London. Photoartistry completely removes any limits I may have imagined with photography, and helps me express how I “feel” the architecture. Or rather feel the stories which I then attempt to tell.I try and tell the stories that float around in my vision and connect us and they almost always involve architecture in some way shape or form. London Iconic – Sometimes You Just Flow With It was like that, perhaps even more spontaneous – it took me only 3 hours instead of 3 days 🙂
The 29th of March
My other name for London Iconic “Sometimes You Just Flow with It” is The 29th of March.” This of course was the historic day Great Britain formally advised it was leaving the European Union. I wanted to create something to mark that day, particularly since it came just days after a horrendous attack on Westminster Bridge In London.I had lots of ideas, only not all translate as easily into art at the moment I wanted them to. They will probably form part of a London Iconic series, however for now I felt that creating an art piece with iconic and familiar UK landmarks done with brushes in a red white and blue palette perfectly fitted what I wanted to express. I knew I wanted a Union Flag (which I tend to include in my UK art), this time though I wanted something prominent, ordinary and quirky… and symbolizing freedom. What better than a butterfly?As you’ll know the landmarks are London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), St Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower Bridge. The wonderful thing about creating art is that, like when I take photographs, I can recall all the feelings I had when I was creating the piece
The magic though is when other people connect and feel something even more powerful. Sometimes it just flows and you just flow with it.