Carne Griffiths creates Eden in Leytonstone (with influences from the local community)
by Helene Loukaides
The live stream for the final weekend of Eden will start today (10th March) on this page from 12:00 GMT latest – that’s 07:00 EST and 08:00 EDT – at other times after, a recording of the stream will be available
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Using the mediums of ink and tea Carne has been using plants, flowers and foliage – mostly natural but with some artificial pieces – brought in by members of the public to inspire his work in progress, Eden. The work is evolving hour by hour is and is directly influenced by the additions of new specimens to those already in place.
Carne’s uniquely recognisable style transposed onto the walls of the gallery has created great interest from passers-by and also from those following his progress on-line. They are able to connect to the immediacy of the installation and relate to the references in situ. He has found this live situation a stimulating process and the interaction with visitors a rewarding experience, enabling him to react to and develop the work whilst engaging with the public.
“I don’t find having people watching me work and talking to me distracting”, he says, “and I enjoy the experience of meeting the many interesting people from the area whom I wouldn’t have met were it not for the exhibition.”
Carne will be working on the installation until Sunday evening when the work will be completed and would welcome any further input from visitors until then.
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