Summer Fayre……..Continuation of Maya : a Glastonbury or Personal Theme ?

Summer Fayre……..Continuation of Maya : a Glastonbury or Personal Theme ?

Subsequent to my attending Frank’s talk regarding his Glastonbury murals,  I returned to the town again the following day to visit the Summer Fayre organised in the Bauhaus style Zig Zag building and the Life Building.  I had tried unsuccessfully to visit both buildings in the late afternoon the day before,  but was encouraged to return for the Fayre the following day.  I often feel myself being pulled here,  and always enjoy returning.  I do not fully understand this motivation,  but do enjoy the sense of chaos and abandonment found within both buildings and the potential they both have for art and work projects,  activism and the portrayal and inclusion of alternative life styles.

This equivocation is of course a veiled reference to the very nature of Glastonbury itself.  I find it sometimes a chimera of a town,  where it’s reality is often impermanent and,  somehow similar to the sense of maya in India,  Glastonbury seems to present with alternating depths of what is cogent and real.  This is a fascinating quality and its demeanour can quickly change depending upon who you speak to,  and where that conversation is held,  and your own state of mind and receptivity and sensitivity and honesty at the time.   But perhaps the maya is entirely in my own mind;  after all,  what is reality?

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Frank’s Muralist Glastonbury

Frank’s Muralist Glastonbury

The afternoon commenced with a talk about his work by Frank Harwood,  one of the artists noted for painting murals on the walls of Glastonbury.  The day then became a little messy with visits to some of the murals followed by visits to the alternative areas of the town,  including a psychadelic skate park,  in search of interest and colour.  I managed to get into one travellor’s site but the day ended with a veiled warning to leave another.  Here are the photos,  starting with an image of Frank in front of a projection of one of his murals and the second photograph depicting some of his statues.   All photographs taken by my relatively new iPhone se 2020.

Watch Frank describe his working of his Adam and Eve mural here and view a collection of his paintings and sculptures here.

 

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