from 16th August till 16th September, my photographs will be showing as part of the Ceredigion Art Trail
some photographs will be hanging in Ultracomida Restaurant in Aberystwyth from 7th May till 29th June.
I know a lot about flues; I have always relied on a fire or a stove for heat to a greater or lesser extent. Living and building in Wales has taught me a lot about the ways that flues work – or don’t. Sometimes the flues I built just needed a little extra height to make the desired forces work in my favour. I gather from this photograph that the inhabitants had over the years had to add a little bit of height – just to clear the height of the ridge of the roof.
Barry once vied for supremacy with Cardiff as a port for coal-exporting. Now this power station consumes coal. The sea seems to almost lap against the walls of the turbine halls and coal stockpiles.
The close proximity of the graveyard to the power-station got me thinking! The guardian angel looks over the landscape – keeps an eye on all our loved ones in the ground. And the inscrutable power-station looks back at the angel. There is at once a safe and secure feeling engendered here; and yet there’s possibly danger too.