Guy Allen
The Moon Series
July 16 - July 31, 2020

In March 2020, instead of flying out on a long-awaited trip of a lifetime to India and South-East Asia, Guy settled into isolation back in his studio in Norfolk with his wire-haired dachshund Loaf for company.   He started to look at the Moon.

Guy explains, ‘we had such amazingly clear spring skies, I became fascinated by the Moon.  Away from the pressure of daily routine and commitments, I had time and space.  It was so completely different, I suddenly had an opportunity to create a totally new piece of work.  The Moon became my subject.

‘In uncertain times the Moon is something so familiar, and yet this extraordinary unknown.  I had the chance to see it differently, to study it night after night. From behind the binoculars it is something totally new. Seeing it in such amazing detail was incredible, I really felt like I was learning.  There are different phases, names, a new world of astronomy.

'A friend said to me that ‘Mother Nature had sent us to our bedroom to have a think.’ I like that. The opportunity to be still, to look and to listen.  From all these things, this series of artwork emerged.’


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