Friday, 5 December 2014

Antidote

Here's my latest musical offering.  This time graced with the wondrous presence of Noko 440.



written & produced by © Gaynor Perry

Noko 440:  wires, whistles & widescreen wonder-dust

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ANTIDOTE

A little sanctuary
A little sanctuary
A gentle touch, feeling warmth
Could it be an antidote, an oasis
Evoking pleasure, carry us away

I’m feeling nothing, I’m weightless like pollen
Try and push me over, resistance like iron
You build me up, thirsty, hungry
Nothing can touch this melody inside me

A little sanctuary
A little sanctuary
Gentle words, feeling warmth
Could it be an antidote, an oasis
Diffusing pressure, melt away

I could forgive you, I could forgive myself
Or tear a hole through the ether
We’re not immune, our shadows entwine
We’ll find the sun, breathless, breathless
Could it be an antidote, an oasis

We’re not immune, our shadows entwine
We’ll find the sun, breathless, breathless

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Portrait of Kate Daisy Grant

I've been very fortunate recently to work with Kate on the imagery for her album and also the video for her exquisite song Silent Night.










You can buy Kate's new album 'Portrait' here.





Saturday, 6 September 2014

Blue Bear



Blue Bear
40 x 40 cm
Oil on board

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This painting & photographs of the bear appear in my book How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay.
Also available in small format.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay (a book of dreams)

"Dreams are wonderful things, but how often do we forget our dream worlds as soon as we wake up? How much time do we spend trying to remember little snippets of them? Trying to piece them together during our waking hours? Trying to make sense of them?

What if we could write down all of our dreams, using art and photography to illustrate the brilliant, sad, and just plain bizarre aspects of our subconscious? This is exactly what artist Gaynor Perry has done in this remarkable new book.

How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay gives you the chance to get inside the mind of an artist, allowing you to see their innermost thoughts through words, photographs and pieces of artwork.

Using this range of artistic media, the author puts her dreams on display for all to see and ponder, giving you a fascinating insight into her world. Both thought-provoking and evocative, these images and words help to recreate the surreal and ethereal realm of dreams in the mind of the reader.

A lone suitcase stuck in a desolate stream, the beautiful eye of a horse, a silhouette looking out to sea… these images are at once alluring and melancholy, imitating the atmosphere of our other-worldly subconscious creations.

What are the meanings behind these dreams? Will you see any of your own dreams mirrored in this book? And what would your book be like if you were to record the subliminal messages from your own mind?

Whether you’re fascinated by dreams or a fan of modern art and photography, How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay will delight and enchant, captivating your imagination and stimulating your subconscious. Delving into the world of dreams has never been so beautiful."

Jessica Grace Coleman, Author

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The title comes from a lucid dream I had where I was writing a book and the cover said, How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay.  I thought I should honour that dream by making it come true.  GP




Sunday, 29 June 2014

Portrait of Evelyne Allard













Evelyne is an aerial artist currently performing in LIMBO at the South Bank in London.  

I was struck by the poetry of Evelyne's performance and wanted to capture the essence of that feeling in these photographs.   





Sunday, 1 June 2014

LIMBO

Danik Abishev

LIMBO is a wonderful blend of music, dance, circus, sideshow, magic, acrobatics and spectacle.  I'm lucky enough to have seen it twice now and each time has been a life affirming experience.

Here are my photos of the cast warming up before the show.










Mick Stuart










Hilton Denis