Valley Neath

Today we visited Valley Neath as part of our field module. One of the projects we had to do while on this trip was to draw 16 images of our walk using as little marks as possible. I found this project really interesting as it had me looking more closely at what I was drawing and what the most important outlines were in the landscape. I particularly enjoyed drawing the paths made by people walking through grass, or the rocks forming the edges of the stream of the river.

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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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