Edge 7: Kunst Macht Frei

This final part looks to the future – a new dawn of artistic and life possibilities if one is open.

Saturday 17th June

Get up at dawn. It’s beautiful.


Then see these images on the bench of the shelter by the beach – had not noticed them before.

The Scallop

Hambling also designed the controversial Scallop sculpture on the beach at Aldeburgh that references the life and work of Benjamin Britten whose opera Peter Grimes was based on Aldeburgh. Part of the controversy comes from continuing homophobia of protesters.

The words read:

I hear those voices that will not be drowned

This first video below begins with very atmospheric photography of the Scallop and sea and sky in Aldeburgh to Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes opera – then unfortunately it descends into farce.

This second video has film of Maggi Hambling sketching to the Storm section from Peter Grimes opera.

Also go to Aldeburgh Open Studios

Brian Coetzee – very atmospheric watercolour on silk


Later I revisit some of the earlier textures – they can make exquisite imaginary landscapes, from just random pebbles on a small ledge on a tractor. Below shows roughly how my ideas evolved through experimentation cutting sections into layers, blending and colouring in Procreate.