I dreamt of afternoons in the forest.
'One of the basic human requirements is the need to dwell, and one of the central human acts is the act of inhabiting, of connecting ourselves, however temporarily, with a place on the planet, which belongs to us and to which we belong' writes Charles Moore in the foreword of In Praise of Shadows. Human stories, belonging and home are at the heart of my work. I dreamt of afternoons in the forest. is a small project of a larger body of work. It is a portrait of a displaced tree, documenting its life over eight months (images in chronological date order). But not only is it of a tree but something more, something deeper and something much more intangible.
Liz-Ann Vincent-Merry •