I often make images of woods and open landscapes, intrigued by the perception and promise of respite, or adventure and adverse challenge, but there are moments when it is the minutiae -the trivial details- that attract and present an opportunity for a more personal interpretation. Fallen leaves are part of a natural cycle, becoming mulch and compost. When removed from that nutrient return to soil, an isolated leaf becomes a mute testimony to the passing of time and memory. Presented as singular artifacts, there is no contextual offer of place and identity, only an aesthetic of arrested decomposition: an eclipse of purpose to become something other.
Anita Benjamin • Cheryl Davies • Susan Glover • Mathilda Hu • Mary Pearson • Donna Richardson • Christopher J Russell • Beccy Strong • Sue Taylor-Money •