Seeing the forest for the trees (2016)



During a short-term residency with Centre Diaphane in France, my point of departure was to explore the collection of historical artworks of the Musée de l’Oise. These works, created mostly by French painters, became my introduction to the landscape of the region. Taking inspiration from a painting by Paul Huet, I then carried out an exploration of the Forêt de Compiègne, studying the variety of trees, the effects of light on the landscape, and traces of the past that have been left by human intervention.

Forest Study #2, C-print, 40"x50" Forest Study #3, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #4, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #5, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #6, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #7, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #8, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #9, C-print, 24"x30" Forest Study #10, C-print, 24"x30"