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Monday, 8 February 2010

Back to the The Old House

On the one side of the road leading to Zennor is the former home of Patrick Heron, artist and print-maker based in Cornwall until his death in 1999, like Deryck Jarmans house at Dungeness, you still see curious pilgrims seeking the artists places of inspiration. checking out any remnant of the stimulation that Heron found there and in St,Ives in the heady days of the "artist colony".
On the other side of that same road the footpath leads up onto the moors to Zennor Carn, the terrain turns into heather and bracken with drainage gulleys and vorrs which double up as footpaths when not used as gulleys for rainwater.
At the summit of this gentle rise theres a great view and it is'nt uncommon to meet the hardened walkers or photography bitten wildlife enthusiast, I mention this to illustrate the wilderness credentials of this otherwise lonely place, down behind an unfinished summer residence commonly referred to as an artists abandoned cottage there lies a ruin amidst the bracken and walled moorland granite perimeters, a hearth is just discernable and in the summer the bracken totally conceals this eroding monument to someones life.

Back To The Old House

Detail of Back To The Old House, showing stitched details and paint surface.

Back To The Old House
detail of stitching and paint surface

Back To The Old House
detail of hearth and bracken.

Back To The Old House

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