Art can be found in unexpected places and photographing it can produce intriguing results.
We were in Worthing recently and walked out into the pier. Running down the centre of the pier was a barrier made largely of glass or clear acrylic perspex and set within framed ‘windows’ within the barrier were items of art from local artists. Many of the windows were unfilled allowing a view through.
There was a cold wind blowing and so we only walked down one side of this barrier and didn’t spend a lot of time there but I shot a few images of items that interested me and we came home.
Sitting in front of the computer, processing the images during the last few days, I have been intrigued by the juxtaposition of the art and the views through neighbouring empty frames to snatches of the coast beyond or the lights along the pier. I now realise that I captured a lot more than I thought I had. And isn’t that often the case?
I’ve also had an opportunity to Google ‘Art on Worthing Pier’ and I now have information on Creative Waves, which is the body behind this exhibition. Click the link for more detail.
We shall definitely return for a closer look on a warmer day. And I am pleased that I am now able to identify the major items pictured here and can therefore provide proper attribution to the artists concerned.