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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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Composition 001 “Turf, Sea and Sky” Northumberland Coast, England 2009
Composition 001 “Turf, Sea and Sky” Northumberland Coast, England 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 231, "Salt Marsh", Porlock, Somerset, UK, 2016
Composition 231, "Salt Marsh", Porlock, Somerset, UK, 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 247 “God Rays” Quettehou, Normandy 2016
Composition 247 “God Rays” Quettehou, Normandy 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 011 “White Cloud” Embleton Bay, Northumberland 2009
Composition 011 “White Cloud” Embleton Bay, Northumberland 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 016 “Twin Sheep” Embleton Bay, Northumberland 2009
Composition 016 “Twin Sheep” Embleton Bay, Northumberland 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 246, "Fence", Quettehou, Normandy, France, 2016
Composition 246, "Fence", Quettehou, Normandy, France, 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 264, "Boat at Sundown",Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017
Composition 264, "Boat at Sundown",Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 263, "Boat at Sundown II",Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017
Composition 263, "Boat at Sundown II",Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 267, "Ladder Worship",Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017
Composition 267, "Ladder Worship",Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2017

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 029, "Point Batter yView", Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, 2006
Composition 029, "Point Batter yView", Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, 2006

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 14, "Shades of Brown and Grey", Croyde Bay, Devon, UK, 2009
Composition 14, "Shades of Brown and Grey", Croyde Bay, Devon, UK, 2009

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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Composition 240 “Lorry in Pink” River Itchin, Hampshire 2016
Composition 240 “Lorry in Pink” River Itchin, Hampshire 2016

36x22.5 inches. Printed on Dibond, Price: £450+ delivery. Limited edition of 11, certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints on Giclée art paper also available in two sizes: 12x8, £30 and 24x16, £60. Postage not included.

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