Paintings on wooden blocks

I was influenced by my original macro/micro drawings from Pembrokeshire to begin looking into that contrast and juxtapositioning further. I have taken small pieces of wood left over from canvas frame making in the wood workshop and painted images from my photographs on to them. The natural details made from the wood are the background and foundation of the painting whereas the entire landscape is painted onto it. I feel as though this has a great yet subtle impact on the viewer due to the contrast and irony that landscapes including forestry has been painted on the remains on what used to be trees. However, I feel like there can be more of an impact if this was portrayed in a different way, perhaps on a larger scale to emphasise more, the influence that humans have on 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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