The Castle’s undisturbed appearance first struck me – it’s part buried and overgrown, a ‘wrecked castle gone to earth’ – a romantic ruin. The wall of the old keep – the central power base of the castle, stands firm after centuries of neglect despite the wildlife that is about to overcome it. The castle has a sense of deep time, bearing it’s stories in the scars of past conflicts etched in its walls. I’ve chosen this composition particularly to heighten the physical presence of the castle wall – it’s a powerful abstract shape, but also a vulnerable crumbling ruin, in contrast to the lively tangle of scrub and briars and soft sheen of the light in the sky.
Signed unique work on paper from contemporary artist Celia De Serra