Outdoor experiment

 

Using Katherine Grosse’s outside sculptures as inspiration, I wanted to hang my paintings outdoors to see if it would have the intended affect. I feel as though this has been successful. The canvas, though still visibly large in size, now appeared small in comparison to its surroundings. An aspect of my work that I would struggle to obtain if I placed my work inside a room. The intended outcome from this, is that the viewer, after seeing how small the large piece of work appeared in a large landscape, would then compare that to how small they are when compared to their surroundings. Much like the figures in my paintings.

The only thing that I would like to change for my exhibition is the display. I need to measure the placement of the eyelet holes more accurately and to cut around the access canvas to tidy up he display.

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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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