The title of this exhibition, The Hover Fields, refers to the indefinable connections between emotions, knowledge, memory and reality of landscape. These contributing factors which all add to our understanding and personal relationship with land, interrelate to a varying degree, and indeed inspire our strongest emotions towards familiar landscape.
Familiar scenery is “both what we see and what we half create” (W. Wordsworth). This going between reality and internal impression seems to be affecting a shimmer like heat hovering on a horizon, a liminal space.
“We search. As a species we are perhaps inclined to explore, to find out what is round the corner, over the horizon, what is where we are not. Fed by notions of discovery and place, through imagery. These notions add to our understanding of landscape.”