3 x A4
Digital photography, dried flowers, fire, oil paint
My obsessive documentation project based on the confinement of green spaces in London lead to the series of work which these pieces belong to, based upon the destruction of natural form and the control of humanity by modernisation/technology. This is the culmination of the project - I had taken various photographs of female models in the natural landscape, printed them on cheap white printer paper (A5 size) and altered them with oil paint or by burning them. I then framed them by scanning dried roses, the black and white image of which was printed (A4 size) on cheap white printer paper. I chose to print the roses in black and white as it is nostalgic and seems traditional, whereas the scanning element came from the desire to make a crude copy of a dead organic object. The photograph to the left is of a dark haired girl surrounded by dead trees and reeds, the central image is a variant of Jericho blowing smoke whilst the rose is between her teeth, and the image to the right is of a model with a crystal in her mouth, referencing the Celtic idea that crystals/rocks were the bones of the earth (idea that humans ingest the resources of the earth).