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Platonic Views

 

Plato thought that the world we inhabit was merely the shadow of another 'ideal', perfect world.  Societies across the world are being presented with simple, 'ideal' solutions to complicated problems.  USA: "If we build a wall separating Mexico from the United States, the problem of illegal immigration is solved".  Simple.  United Kingdom: "If we get out of the EU, we shall regain control of our country". No problem.   Venezuela: "Our nationalised oil industry will allow us to fix all social needs".  All you need is oil.  North Korea:  "Our Supreme Leader is a great person born of heaven who shall show the way to 'final victory'".  All these are 'ideal' solutions.  Like all ideals, they only exist in the mind and not in reality. 

 

The images here do something similar – they are idealised versions of reality. I thought it might be interesting to have a glimpse of this perfect world, where lines are straight, everything is in balance. 

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Composition001 – Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK, 2009
Composition001 – Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK, 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 231, Porlocke, Somerset, UK, 2016
Composition 231, Porlocke, Somerset, UK, 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 247, Quettehou, Normandy, France, 2017
Composition 247, Quettehou, Normandy, France, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 011, Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK, 2009
Composition 011, Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK, 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 016, Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK, 2009
Composition 016, Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK, 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 246, Quettehou, Normandy, France, 2016
Composition 246, Quettehou, Normandy, France, 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 264, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017
Composition 264, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 263, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017
Composition 263, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 267, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017
Composition 267, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 029, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, 2006
Composition 029, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, 2006

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 14, Croyde Bay, Devon, UK, 2009
Composition 14, Croyde Bay, Devon, UK, 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.

Composition 240, River Iichin, Hampshire, UK, 2016
Composition 240, River Iichin, Hampshire, UK, 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £500 + delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity.