by Jack Pritchard

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For the first time in a while, I decided to go in a direction with my next piece of art. I said to myself, you know what I'm going to grab some plants or greenery from my back-garden and make a nice nature based image. As I went out and had a little look around my back-garden, it become clear, very quickly, that we had no greenery at all. It was but a rough terrain made of stone slabs, bricks, and rocks used to fill in some of the gaps in the back-garden. I decided something is better than nothing and scooped up a fruit bowl worth of rocks. Below you can see the process that the end result was created from, laying the rocks down on the scanner I thought to myself, will this actually work? There wasn't a tonne of editing to be done, however it was a long process trying to figure out where it was going. I think the final outcome is great, and I've learnt a lesson that even if I do have a plan for the direction of my art, it will never follow it's course. But that's the great thing about art and life in general is that even though plans don't work out, sometimes it's for the best in the end, and you''re left with a better result than expected. Wow, so philosophical, much deep thought.