Bucks Open Studios 2016 draws to a close

James Harrison

James Harrison

Bucks Open Studios 2016 draws to a close

Artist Patricia Rozental's collections featured studies on bees, mechanical objects and gas holders, among other topics.

An art festival showing off the work of more than 500 artists across about 200 venues in and around Buckinghamshire has drawn to a close.

The Bucks Open Studios event ran from Saturday, June 11, until Sunday, during which hundreds of visitors took the chance to access exhibitions across the county.

One such display was at the office of design company Twogether, at the historic Marlow Place, in Station Road, Marlow, which featured work by three different artists.

Photographer Mark King was showcasing his new technique for photographing lasers.

A closely guarded secret, he used it to show the potential effects of the HS2 rail project by using beams of light to show the location of proposed tracks – whether they cut through countryside, gardens or homes.

An eclectic collection was provided by Patricia Rozenthal, including studies on bees and mechanical objects, among other things.

And artist Rae Constable had created an installation titled Flotsam, made of scavenged wood and string, which was displayed at the entrance to the show.

Speaking about her creation, she said: “I thought the building was rather big and full of itself, but buildings are not natural things and they suggest that we can resist the ravages of time.

“But that’s just a type of fiction arguably, so I wanted to use natural materials to disrupt the symmetry of it.”

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