11 – 27 September, 2014
Eleanor Louise Butt
Time Circles makes reference to specific elements in nature, suggested by recurring shapes and forms. The circle functions as a motif for the sun, appearing frequently as a bright yellow orb, like in a child’s painting. Shadows, in the form of replicated shapes, create the idea of light and dark, and the passage of time as the shapes shift through the sky of the painting.
Butt’s practice is intuitive and repetitive, a sort of personal ritual, the outcome of which she describes as “a shrine of sorts to the physical experience of landscape.” The placement of this work in the middle of a busy commercial area is fitting, indicating that the only natural environment at our disposal is that which we imagine.
– Laura Couttie, 2014.