Desire for Arcadia

The invitation of these images is to gaze from inside the world of green and growing plants, flowers, trees and shrubs, to inhabit a forgotten place. Gone is the horizon line; without this orienting feature the landscape is within the viewer. One can approach and inhabit these landscapes on a visceral level, experiencing and knowing them through a bodily association informed by touch. At first glance this could be Arcadia (life lived naturally, uncorrupted by civilization, before civilization), with no evidence of a civilizing or human presence. Yet these images evidence human touch; they are gathered, arranged and composed.

This body of work offers a view of an inhabited place inspired by the forest, the meadow and the garden; a place not unfamiliar but just beyond reach. Destined for the compost pile, all the plants depicted here have been cut, plucked and severed. This is an image of temporal life, caught by the camera, yet on a trajectory of decline. The photograph captures moments on this timeline, and gives us a landing place in a constantly moving and changing world.

This series of photographs can be seen as  a memento mori, reminding us of our ultimate destiny. Contemplate if you will, the fragile, time-limited nature of life, found in the detritus of my garden.

DESIRE FOR ARCADIA: Field Notes from an Art Practice

Prints are unframed, unmounted and have a 2” white border, ready for framing

-Rectangular format work is available as 40 x32” prints in an edition of one plus artist proof.

-Square format work is available as 32 x 32” prints  in an edition of one plus artist proof.

Technical Details: K3 Ultrachrome Pigment on Acid Free Cotton Rag

For pricing and availability please contact me directly at BBrown7520@gmail.com