ST TORNEY'S WELL, AUTUMN | Mixed media | 114 x 54cm
PETER BOUSFIELD The moors and skies of East Cornwall inspire his current work, especially the area of Twelvemen's Moor above the River Lynher. The colours and forms change as seasons unfold, enlivened by the presence of two earth- energy lines that weave through the landscape on their journey eastwards.
Each piece is site specific. When he looks at a landscape he sees it not in the traditional way but as a multi-layered construct incorporating the sky, weather, land surface, vegetation, the underlying geology and the ways in which mankind has interacted with the land.
After initial sketches, with notes and ideas pencilled in, he creates detailed full-scale drawings in pencil and crayon. Using these as a template, layers of fibreboard are cut, laminated and carved to create the surface on which he paints.
The materials used are acrylic paint, fibreboard and acrylic sheet, stone and metal.