Cutting into wooden logs

I got hold of a bag of wooden logs which I find very interesting, as the marks in each log is unique and intricate, showing how nature itself develops things that are beautiful to the human eye.  I then began sawing into the wood, straight lines that show the harsh lines that are man-made contrasting to the natural marks of wood.  The harsh, straight lines represent industrialisation, inspired by my drawings from port Talbot and how the natural landscape contrasted with the industrial machinery and works that had developed there.

No matter what direction the wood was cut in, or how many times it was cut into, it still had to same contrast to the natural marks and clearly showed my influence over the wood and what I had done to it, but it also represents what human kind is doing to nature as a whole.


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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