"Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock."
Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory
"When I see an image on top of another image, and given an image is exposed by light and the amount of time given to expose, I feel as if I am looking at time that folds, time that unfolds, time that collapses, time that is elastic, time that might be linear, time that might be cyclical....time on top of time.....I wonder how long or how much time those trees you depict have been there and how much more time they will have?"
Dinu Li, Artist and Academic
Developed from the previous series "Evidence of Unknown Journeys", this latest work "TimePassages", is concerned with the representation of time expressed through collaged landscapes. Whereas "Evidence of Unknown Journeys" represented the walk; time and space, in a series of discrete images, this work conflates time, space and memory to create a series of aggregated responses.
These images, as with the landscapes they reference, are constructs, designed to question the authenticity of our experience.
Many years ago I studied and subsequently taught printmaking. and this work feels like a return to that discipline.
Prints from this series are available to purchase in a total edition of 25 across all sizes, produced using archival pigment inks on the finest artists papers. The sizes available are based on a paper size of approx 30cm x 40cm and 60cm x 80cm and will have a border to facilitate framing. There is also an edition of 3 printed directly to Dibond at 100cm on the longest dimension. All prints have a signed certificate of authenticity.