Using sugar lift techniques on steel plates, printed onto Japanese paper and mounted on hand made book covers, the liquid outlines of the ‘drawing’ or painting are repeated in different configurations. These are paired back from images of lakes (lacuna 1/2) and become small worlds in their own right- fragmented, small pools are filled in with indian ink, turning their topographical surfaces into patterned craters.
My work is concerned with auratic translations, interpretation and fiction in our encounters with the landscape. I use photographic installations, projections and print editions to explore notions of the politics of place, resistance and ruin. I am interested in the spaces between what we know and what we think we know about the world, and have investigated these ideas in a series of installations and prints over the last few years.View all of victoriaahrens's posts.