BA (Hons) Fine Art
A Documentation of walks
My work is an exploration of human interaction with nature , investigating themes of religion , death and the environment . The idea that we are born from the earth and when we pass we return back to it . My process allows me to capture the present through a photo and translate it to a charcoal sketch , almost documenting my walks as I revisit the same location during different seasons . “Death is the eidos of the Photograph” in Camera Lucida , Roland Barthes deliberates the idea that death is bound to photography. as the shutter closes , the photograph maintains a trace of lost past . I aim for my work to bare witness and present the active viewer with a moment that no longer remains, that is outside of the observer.
Using the medium of charcoal allows the focus to be on capturing movement of light and shadows , presenting natures organic shapes . The composition intends to place viewers directly in my line of vision although they are walking in my footsteps . Displaying scenes of nature is highly influenced by countryside walks in my adolescence . Since moving into the city I have habitually been seeking nature as an escape. Humans and nature can become unified when you allow yourself time to appreciate all its Beauty. Nature is something that surrounds us and allows our entire existence, “everything, to the smallest creature, has its role and together makes the whole, in which humankind is just one small part “(Andrea Wulf, 2015).