Tim Knight - Photography


"Trunt, trunt, og trollin i fjollunum."

 (of organic matter) changed into a stony substance; ossified.

Exhibition at Morvah School House 

March 10th 2016 - March 20th 2016

 Perseus Confronting Phineus with the Head of Medusa by Sebastiano Ricci, c 1705-10


The only mortal one of the three Gorgons. Gazing directly into her eyes turned onlookers into stone. Perseus escaped this fate by looking at her reflection in a polished shield.

Jadis, The White Witch of Narnia whose wand turned living things to stone. 

Tregardock Beach, Cornwall, somewhere I return to again and an again. These contorted forms within the slate, sculpted purely by the sea, reminded of those pour souls encased in volcanic ash discovered at Pompeii. 

 Strangles Beach. 

 "From Pentire Point to Hartland Light", ran the cautionary rhyme, "a watery grave by day or night".

Stannon Stone Circle.

The Cornish explained the stone circles within their county as being the petrified remains of those that defied God and dared to dance, play sport or make music on the Sabbath. 

Foam, and a slavering wolf? Perhaps one of Jadis's?

 Perseus - from the statue 'The Rescue of Andromeda'

The boy within the tree, Cabilla Manor Wood .

In the Seventh Circle of Hell in Dante's Inferno suicides are transformed into gnarled bushes and trees.

Helman Tor 

The woman within the rocks, Tregardock Beach.

There is a phenomena called Pareidolia wherein humans interpret random patterns, shadows and light as human faces. In the case of rocks these facial forms are called mimetoliths. 

Within the rocks of Tregardock Beach is this form, she's beautiful isn't she? Perhaps at night her stone turns back to flesh and she baths within the waterfall, under the stars?

The Kiss - Helman Tor 

The Hurlers Stone Circle 

Fossilisation, is the literal transformation of what was once living into stones and the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace have been twice transformed. From flesh to stone and then from stone to sculpture. What I love about these dinosaurs is that they are not quite right but based on the fossil evidence available at the time. The iguanodon sculpture, for example, has a horn, wherein in fact, this horn was the beast's thumb.

Trencrom Hill 

 Petrified - so frightened that one is unable to move;terrified.