Bryan Reedy is an artist currently completing an MFA in painting at Slade School of Fine Art in London. He lives and works with his wife, artist Cecilia Charlton, who is a graduate student in painting at The Royal College of Art.
It is curious that for all its vastness the ocean seems intent on concentration rather than dilution. A soft, persistent rain of particles into saturated blue depths; the becoming of stone. And in this accretion, this slow filtering, the ocean is engaged in a process not unlike that of painting. A soft red stone is dragged over the surface of a coarser, darker rock — palms are stained with wet ochre. Flax: a flower, an oil, a long stem to be retted and spun and woven. Sable, hog, squirrel: a menagerie that has threatened and fed and warmed. The survival of villages, of nations, is intricately bound up in the woody stems of plants; the muscle and sinew and soft hair of so many animals. And the making of art is woven through it all.