Zines

Based from my zine project, I have began creating small booklets/zines, using the wooden blocks I was using at the start of this year. I have found that in each block print, different people can see different landscapes which I find fascinating.

I have made a variety of small zines, some with only the landscape block prints and some with text that I have cut from magazines. The texts suggest a type of atmosphere or landscape which encourages the viewer to see the marks of paint the same way I see them. The images I see are not always the ‘right way round’ and my placing of the text means that the viewer has t rotate the book, forcing them to look at the print from a different perspective.

Although this differs from my subject work at first glance, it shares similar traits. Both require the viewer to imagine a landscape that is not completely there, therefore both require a lot of attention. However, my larger paintings have a purpose of making the viewer feel small in their surroundings, whereas the small prints mean that the viewer must look closer, and get more involved and become a part of the piece, in order for the print to be anything at all.

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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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