The sky was beautiful and strange this morning. Not of this world.
For a moment it looked like it had been created by a small child, cutting out the shapes of the sun from paper. The sun had been hiding for days and now there it was glowing with great force against a bleak sky. With a swipe of a misty hand the sun and moon had gone again. I wrote these words to try and capture that moment.
Ophelia Fu is a UK based mixed media artist, her work is a visual dialogue that explores the current blockchain and cyrptocurrency space, combining analogue and digital methods.
Her current practice involves painting and drawing, and reworking the traditional art of cyanotype photography by using digital media. Written word also forms a strong element of her practice, combining this with a visual interpretation in the form of time based imagery, photography or painting.
These poems and images are about exploring memories and snapshots of time and places. The people in the photos I use are no longer physically with us, so my interpretation of the images comes from the notes written on the back of these pictures and post cards, or memories passed on by word of mouth. Some of the images have been developed into cyanotypes and then digitally altered. This work explores the boundaries of traditional photographic printing processes with digital media.
The stone beneath our feet
The photograph I estimate to be from the early 1900s. I wrote the short poem myself after observing the stone steps of an old manor house, a soft curve had formed from the centuries of footsteps that had walked on that very spot.