Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes, 2018
Set in a wild, indeterminate landscape, located in the unresolved temporal realm of a tidal space, this work traverses the eons old relationship between humans and nature; the man altered and the primal. It could be subtitled, ”for all we know…”.
In our increasingly anthropocentric world, I am exploring the charisma of the seemingly inanimate through the prism of an allegorical meditation on time and our culturally coded relationship with history, memory and the Earth; and its relationship with us.
These are not easily readable landscapes; there is no contextual offer of place. The use of scale and of abstracted, intemporal forms resist the apparent surface appeal of traditional landscape photography.
Pitching the objectification of landscape against subjective, sensuous encounter, the images invite engagement beyond their surface aesthetics. Instead they propose a world that imagines what might lie beyond the accepted norms of human perception, a world in which objects are realised in themselves, not just in relation to the human experiencing them.
(title of the work is inspired by a collection of poems by Charles Simic)
Giclée prints on Hanhnemüle Fine Art Pearl, various sizes, mounted in bespoke tray frames with Tudor Oak Wax stain and Strong White stain, mat hand waxed finish
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