Pictures of paradise
It can be argued that in this digital age, where the world appears to be a mass of rushing, bustling and constant motion, one does not have the opportunity to sit, stop and reflect.
Yorkshire is a beautiful county. Sprawling hills, boundless forests, imposing mountains and astounding rock formations separate remote farmhouses and quaint hamlets, while drystone walls weave their intricate patters across the ground as far as the eye can see.
But do we really take notice of what’s out there – do we really take a moment to stop and look?
Holmfirth based artist Ashley Jackson has devised a novel exhibition, designed to embrace scenic local landscapes, encouraging people from all over the country to see the land as he does.
Framing the landscape is a permanent installation of large, freestanding metal frames, situation on top of a tripod construction very similar in detail to an easel, with a large aperture cut within to capture the grace and beauty of the countryside. The installation is defined from uncoated steel which allows the frames to change colour with the environment.
Currently three in number, with several more in the pipeline, the frames are installed around the county, taking in Wessenden Head at Marsden Moor, Hardcastle Crags and most recently, Brigham rocks.