Worked from aerial light patterns of cities at night, Richard McVetis’ ‘Light Abstract’ series is a mesmerising collection of embroidered artworks. Certainly, for those for us familiar with our capital city, the trace of the River Thames in ‘Perspective’ is instantly recognisable, yet Richard is inviting us to look at these mapped-out landscapes with fresh eyes.
He explains: “My light abstraction series started with an interest in looking down at patterns, specifically the city lights created by our industrial landscape. These patterns map a moment in time; they reveal our interaction with the environment, how we shape and build our world, and in turn, how the earth and the landscape have shaped us. These vantage points give us perspective on the fragility and smallness of everyday troubles in the context of the scale of the planet and universe. It’s humbling and frightening but also a reminder that we are part of something more than just ourselves.”