The country went into it’s second national Covid-19 lockdown on 5th November 2020. It was due to be lifted on 2nd December.
As the end drew near I wanted to create some images to accompany this period of time. Rather than produce more paintings, I wanted the pieces to reflect the coming winter and the early darkness. I also wanted to use things that were readily available and easy to work with, so that, perhaps, others might like a go.
I had some LED tea lights left over from the Rhubarb Shed project, some paper bags from a lantern experiment, some paper boats and tracing paper butterflies from other projects.
Working with me was artist Helen Thomas.
We chose the local parks in Wakefield near where we live as the setting and looked for locations that might reflect the chosen images.
Photographs were taken on an iPhone with no editing.