Sadly, none of the four submissions to ING Discerning Eye appealed to any of the selectors this year. Each of the six invited experts choose their own selection. I like to think that the standard this year was so high that … . Well, it was enjoyable trying. And I combined the mission to collect the barns with a very enjoyable trip to Tate Britain. Several ideas for artists’ barns prompted by that.
And here is the first of the Story Barns. Entitled Story Barn I: Really? In there? When?, the (hopefully obvious) idea is that the piece might stimulate the viewer into devising a story, or stories, of an event, or events, that might have occurred in such a place, perhaps totally imagined or maybe based on an actual experience.