Artist Alexander Middleton’s practice is centred around the creation of images and an ambitious approach to the power of imagery and aesthetics. He is concerned with the imaginative, emotional, symbolic, iconic, sensational and poetic, the global history of image making and the psychology of the creative act. Using spontaneous and playful methods, within the context of traditional media such as painting, drawing, print, relief and ceramic.
Whilst in residence Alexander is interested in working in response to the Norman Cross bone carvings which are based here in Peterborough. These are objects that have moved and fascinated him since childhood, growing up just down the road from Norman Cross, the incredible beauty and backstory of the objects has long captivated him. Alexander plans to study the carvings closely, learn more about the history and hopefully inspire or renew public interest, creating a new body of paintings, drawings, or prints in response to them.