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Photographer Spends Seven Years Transforming Forests Into Works Of Art
By Valerie Chang, 09 Mar 2015
UK-based photographer and artist Ellie Davies has spent her past seven years transforming the forests in the UK into captivating and mysterious works of art.
Her installations are an exploration of our relationships with the landscapes that we reside in.
She wrote: “The forest becomes a studio, forming a backdrop to contextualize the work, so that each piece draws on its location, a golden tree introduced into a thicket shimmers in the darkness, painted paths snake through the undergrowth, and strands of wool are woven between trees mirroring colors and formal elements within the space.”
“These altered landscapes operate on a number of levels. They are a reflection of my personal relationship with the forest, a meditation on universal themes relating to the psyche and call into question the concept of landscape as a social and cultural construct. Most importantly they draw the viewer into the forest space, asking them to consider how their own identity is shaped by the landscapes they live in.”
Check out some photos below and head on over here for more.
[via Laughing Squid, images via Ellie Davies]
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