Casper’s Forests

forestmade3These are test pieces following on from an earlier project I have been working on about the Alkali Act of 1863. I am interested in the layering that occurs with a collage of acetone transfers on Japanese papers and the sense of depth they create- these images while referring to a forest, symbolic of the sublime in the 18th century (Casper David Friedrich), here represent a dying or disappearing canopy of trees and denotes mankind’s ambiguous relationship with nature and the traces of the human that continue to shape our landscapes.

IMG_2527This piece has been selected for the London Group Centenary Show, together with a show reel of 6 other pieces. The show will take place from the 28th May 2013 for two weeks.

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