Artists2artists Social Network
Collagraph with photopolymer etching chine colle; edition of 10.
Many rural fields and orchards in England are making way for housing developments and village expansions. This was one such site.
Join Artists2artists Social Network
Requiem to an Orchard came up randomly today, and I was taken in by the seemingly disparate character of the interior picture versus the exterior image within the frame. The accompanying statement helped to contextualize the photographically green landscape in opposition to the densely constructed reddish houses rendered with textural collagraph printing techniques. The piece provides for interesting contemplation of the hand worked section representing industry or progress, while the “natural” space is represented by an arguably more technically sophisticated medium. I would have imagined that conceptually if this dichotomy were to be explored in dual media, the housing development would be more likely represented in a mechanical manner. Instead, the viewer is lured into an engaging space where the rural field is downplayed. But one might argue that visually the frame itself is an encroachment. This sophisticated and unexpected handling of print media is quite complex. Part of the beauty in the layered chine colle is that the transitions ultimately express both natural and intangible boundaries.
Welcome toArtists2artists Social Network
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Ms Kristen T. Woodward critiques of members art.
Color Space: Contemporary Photography
The Abstract Image
Abstract - The Space Between
Hacked: Art About or Achieved Through Re-Use
WMoCA 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Up Close and Personal
Million Dollar Portrait Prize
CICA International Exhibition: Color
5th Biennial Fiber Options Exhibitions
ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition
INPHA 7: International Photography
64th Annual Exhibition
NYC4PA: Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions
Show Your World 2018
2018 Voies Off Awards
Americas 2018: All Media
City of Elgin' Call for Public Art
Does It Match the Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color
Artist Residency at the Hambidge Center
Monmouth Museum NJ Emerging Artists
Added by A2a Editor
2017-2018 All Rights Reserved - All images, information, text, and html found within this site and on individual artist pages, may not be copied, reproduced, modified, or distributed without prior written consent of content owner.
Member Terms of Service
© 2018 Created by A2a Editor.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.