Field / Champ – woodcut installation
Curated By Stephen Horn – Exposition – Le Temps du Jardin
The Chateau des Portes exhibition gave me a space and light to work with, so that at times the woodcuts themselves almost disappear. This piece is really about walking, passing through. The title Champs / Field I used as it sits between the idea of formal fields of vision and romantic notions of dreaming.
I use traditional Woodcut techniques on Kozo paper (made with the mulberry leaf) it is translucent and allows light to pass through it. The panels are made by cutting in wood fragments of weeds that I have collected and photographed here in the Gard. I then use water based inks to colour and print using a barren. These individual sheets are then put together using rice glue. In this exhibit I have put them together in long scroll formats. I was interested in the utter fragility of them and their height, which is something i noticed here by the way the weeds grew so quickly and by the intensity of the climate.
The Chateau des Portes exhibition gave me a space and light to work with, so that at times the woodcuts themselves almost disappear.
This piece was re worked for another space in a group show in Saint Mathieu des Traviers ( Herault ) in the Autumn of 2017 .
Chateau des Portes , Le Creuse. France.
Images Kendra Wallis & Zoé Forget
Chateau des Portes detail
St Mathieu des Treviers France