Porthmadog and Borth Y Gest: New Year 2021/2022
We spent New Year 2021/22 in Borth Y Gest, near Porthmadog. Whilst Covid restrictions remained in place, there were fewer restrictions in place than in pervious visits to Wales during 2021.
Unlike many projects in the Anxious Journeys series there was no specific theme for these images, but they did follow the Mystery and Melancholy ethos – a style influenced by the Metaphysical art of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) which the critic Robert Hughes described as resembling:
“their pictures’ low sunlight, their deep and often irrational shadows, their empty walkways and portentous silences creating an enigmatic visual poetry.”
All images © W N BISHOP