Epigraph: "Do you believe in the human heart? I don't mean simply the organ, obviously. I'm speaking in the poetic sense. The human heart. Do you think there is such a thing? Something that makes each of us special and individual" Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun, p128.
Description: The exhibition is inspired by the calamity of the Covid pandemic. In some cases the inspiration has worked directly on my image making such as a picture of the Covid testing centre. In the majority of cases, though, the inspiration has worked more indirectly: I have been moved to look again at the things I have taken for granted, such as local landscapes and the family I have been prohibited from visiting. The images may stimulate us to consider the way that Covid has changed our life and the way we see again what has previously been taken for granted.
My co-exhibitor is Phil Whiting an internationally recognised landscape painter, who surfaces the history of the land by evoking its half forgotten memories. (https://www.axisweb.org/p/philwhiting/)
The exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of St Mary's https://iffleyfosm.org
For more information on Rob Farrands, including a critical appreciation of his work, see the interview with Photo Monitor at https://www.figure-ground.photography/media