Ian Beesley Ultrasound Gallery
About Ian Beesley
Ian Beesley was born in Bradford in 1954 and studied at Bradford Art College and Bournemouth & Poole College of art. His work is represented in a number of national and international collections including the National media museum Bradford, the Imperial war museum London, the National museum of labour history Helsinki, the National museum for coal mining Wakefield, The Arts Council GB and the Smithsonian Institute Washington USA. He is currently the course leader for the MA in international photojournalism, documentary and travel photography at the University of Bolton UK and the University of Dalian China. www.ianbeesley.com and www.photoma.org
This work is a response to the ultrasound images produced in the ultrasound department. The ultrasound sees the unseen and its point of view is from the outside looking in. Many of these ultrasound images are difficult to interpret appearing more as abstractions than as known objects. By using the recognisable shape of the scan this work then changes the scans point of view to the inside looking out and peers at the natural world through a series of abstractions based on the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. Ancient philosopher's believed that the world and life was created from these four elements.
The dimension of time is also represented. The shape of the scan mirrors the swing of a clocks pendulum. There are 12 images for the 12 months of the year .The 4 seasons spring summer, autumn and winter are also represented. Whilst the main aim of this work is to produce something that is attractive and intriguing, there are included these other meanings, which I hope you will enjoy.