Betty Mcgeehan

Betty Mcgeehan is an artist in the Saatchi gallery who uses wood to create sculptures to represent how we humans try to take control over a natural object. The freeflowing patterns of wood contrasting with the sharp man made forms that the wood takes on aim to confront the viewer and encourage reflection.

She states ‘these life etchings enhanced by the rich textures that border the bark, are an organic expression of beauty and wholeness that reach far beyond our human capabilities.

Her work has inspired me to look more into detail at wood and how to use it to create pieces of art work to get across to the viewer what I was to say about the involvement of humans with nature.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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