High and Low will feature two paintings, both in exceptional locations in Snowdonia.
The 'High' painting will be a double-sided canvas floating on a anchored vessel on Llyn Llydaw - a natural lake found en-route to Snowdon's summit, the 'Low' painting will be suspended 250 feet underground in the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. Both locations are truly stunning and easily accessible.
High and Low will create a unique visual experience for the viewer and will encourage them to ask questions about the settings in which the paintings stand and will generate a greater understanding of the historic significance of the sites in which they are situated. It is expected to draw visitors from all over to this exeptional part of Wales.
The name, High and Low is not only a reference to the geographical location of the paintings but also the emotional ups and downs which come and go within a landscape. The rise and fall of the mining industries in particular are prevalent in this area and the recent impacts they have had on both the societies and landscapes.
It is hoped that these two paintings will act as prompts for creative thinking, an opportunity to pause and simply take a further interest in the history and geography of the area. These paintings will be multi-faceted, they will simply offer a stunning visual; imagine the summit of Snowdon illuminated by the sun, the shadows cast through the valley onto the retired copper crushing mill and then the painting reflected in the lake trying to capture what thousands of artists historically have been inspired by. They will also offer the oppportunity to explore the areas mythology and history; from the treks of Sir Edmund Hillary, to the stories of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake, to the copper mining industry, to the hydro power.
The project is kindly hosted for North Wales by
A film documenting the project will be available shortly, kindly funded by