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Highgate Gallery - The Gaia Principle: New works by TOM SCASE

  • Friday 19 May 2017 to Thursday 1 June 2017
at Fellowship House.
Tom Scase’s new work responds to the inner working of the environment both seen and unseen: the flux and uncertainty.

The Gaia Principle

How organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on earth to form a synergistic self-regulating complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet (involving the earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil).  (Wikipedia)

Tom Scase’s new work is made up of disparate elements that combine to form a symbiotic whole, where the image has no words, is beyond verbal description and exists in its visual form only as a specialised component, bringing to our attention how we interact and are a part of this perilous and extraordinary nature.

His canvas is a collage of ideas, sometimes deceptively simple, others as a cacophony of intricate brush strokes from which a strange and beautiful form emerges.

Tom is an elected member (2001) of the prestigious London Group.  He has won prizes for painting and photography and has exhibited widely.  He lives and works in Highgate, London.

Life cycle of the large blue butterfly

Having fed for three weeks on the flower buds of wild thyme or marjoram, the caterpillar produces scents and songs that trick red ants into believing it is one of their own grubs and is carried underground into the ants’ nest and placed with the ant brood.  The caterpillar spends the next ten months feeding on the grubs before pupating in the nest the following year and then emerging to crawl above ground as a butterfly.

Admission free.

Highgate Gallery, 11 South Grove, London N6 6BS     

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136a Willifield Way
NW11 6YD    (map)

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