Granby – ‘Grand Be Life’ Sofia Fozard
This landscape is titled ‘Grand be Life’. Using mixed medium, the piece has not been created for its own sake, but as a reflection of human values.
Central to the image is the imperfect white square, representational of the Granby Room and the life of those who reside in that part of Headingley. The image is based on the narrative of daily life, through the activities of morning, afternoon, and dusk, with its composition split into three elements.
The upper body of the work is mainly made up of creams, browns, and pinks to illustrate the urban landscape with the hustle and bustle of the school runs and the working day. The afternoon in the central part of the work, presents the unexpected, new, and unknown with tones of green, orange and red. And finally, dusk, represented in purple and cool blues. A melodic and reflective time of the day, where things are much calmer and serene.
The image is knitted together by black lines marking out the map of the streets. The artwork complete, is a day in the life of The Granby Room and the residents of Granby.
I have a MA from Manchester University in Art History/Fine Art. My work is predominantly abstract in mixed medium. My work is about life’s journeys; each colour, mark and shape represent a moment or place in time. My intention is to make people think about their own life journeys and how that can be expressed through the medium of abstract art.