14 Jul 2010
I have just discovered the work of artist Jeanne Claude Christo, and his awesome in every sense 'Surrounded Islands' project from the 1980's where he surrounded islands in Biscayne Bay Florida with a pink floating fabric, which created the most large scale public art piece imaginable, only viewed in complete form from the air.
My continuing research into the relationship between man and his natural surroundings has led me to this, and I hope to use some of this imagery as inspiration for some future work.
".....yields a surprisingly potent image, similar to the inert contradiction of clothes, which simultaneously conceal the skin and reveal the silhouette. The terrain is unified and transformed in dramatic, unexpected ways and the collaged landscape becomes visually startling and mentally provocative...."