Two pieces of artwork by an optician are on display in the Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition.
Martin Memory, from Memory Opticians in Amesbury and Salisbury, created the pieces displayed in Salisbury Arts Centre.
The principle piece of artwork, based on his practice’s frame styling consultation service, is a giclee print of six individual images based on the head of Dawn, one of three statues on the tomb of Lorenzo De Medici by Michelangelo.
Each of the six images depicts a unique style personality, which Martin hopes can be used to help Memory Opticians’ style experts determine their clients’ dominant ‘style personality.’
This particular print is the first of a limited edition of ten created by Martin, who has been passionate about art since he was a child.
Martin said: “The idea came to me when I was observing our Managing Partner, Katie Memory, design a consultation for frame styling, one element of which examines a subject’s dominant style personality.
“Katie wanted to graphically depict each personality in a unique way for Memory Opticians customers and so we collaborated by using this classical image in a pop art style.
“I think there is an intuitive link between art and Optometry. They both involve considering the nature of light, the effect it has on our visual world and the process involved with perception.”
Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition is for artists based in Wiltshire and adjoining counties at any stage of their career until Saturday, September 7, and afterwards at Memory Opticians, 13 Catherine Street, Salisbury, and at 44b Salisbury Street, Amesbury.