A series of pictures initiated by a walk up The Old man of Coniston in Cumbria in 2011. Whilst on the walk we set off on the less popular path and got into some adventures that would never have happened on the main tourist route.
This set me thinking about how much of my life had been spent on the “path less travelled”, how often I had veered off to go an investigate something, or to grab an opportunity. How these trips often connected with each other and made unexpected connections, how one event could act as a bridge to another event, or a new place, opportunity.
Planners often try to tell us where to go, where to walk. But people, and animals, often carve out their own Path of Desire. The marketing experts may try to pigeonhole us and define our tastes, the law-makers may try to shape us, but we continue to defy this by staying true to ourselves and following our desires.
I decided to call y my second solo CD, “The Paths of Desire” too and parts of the first triptych were used to create the artwork for that CD.
You can hear music from the CD at: www.damianclarke.co.uk/POD.html
Paths of Desire 2 - Acrylic on Canvas 400 x 400 each Framed £450 for triptych
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm Framed £120
Acrylic on canvas 2 x 40 x 40 cm Framed £200
Acrylic on canvas 3 x 20 x 20 cm
Unframed £80 all three