I began by painting the rain forest in detail, each tree and rock clearly distinguishable against one another.
However, after my collage that I made with the photocopier within the Zine project, I wanted to break it up to represent my memory of the landscape, so I began applying the paint with a pallet knife, making certain areas a singular block colour and blurring out edges so it becomes difficult to tell where the trees/rocks begin and where they end. The bridge remains clear as it is one of my strongest memories in this place, and he splashes of blue across dotted around the whole canvas represent the blue Morpho Peleides butterfly that I fell in love with as I watched them fly around the trees and waterfalls.
To keep with the theme of my previous paintings, I have painted a small figure on the bridge, which is a strong memory I have, yet the features, sex, or height of the person is forgotten.
I particularly like the close ups of this image, the oil paint is applied on thickly and in a way, each close up seems like a mini abstract landscape all in itself.