The exhibition is an exploration of the forest theme depicting a series of fifteen artworks each with a unique representation of a forest. I have selected these artworks to show the raw beauty and tranquillity within a forest that must be preserved. Our forests are majestic places that tell a wonderful story for all to be heard.
This series of artworks is very much about the colours and textures of different forest types. I have tried to show how the time of year in our forest influences the work and the colours and tones of each season. As we move from summer to autumn and then into winter we see not only the different tones and colours changing but the starkness and isolation within the forest.
In Bokuyo’s Mori Forest we see the exquisite tone and colour in the deep green forest garden in contract to the bright summer’s day colour tones as depicted in “A Forest in Early Summer” (1940) by Lee In Sung.
Rim’s “A forest in Autumn“and Mednyanszky’s “Autumn Forest” depicts the warm autumn tones and colours of oranges, brown and greys. As we move into the cold season, “The Winter 2” (2011) by Kang, Kyung Koo and Snowy Forest (1835) by Andreas Achenbach these depict forests in the cool and icy blues, grey and stark whites of the forest.
The exhibition also depicts Goupy’s glasswork “Vase with trees”1925 and Huchthausen’s “Black Forest Study”1978 glass art with trees. Glass is such as fragile medium and I have chosen these works to shows how fragile our forest environment can be and that like the glass needs to be looked after. A forest is full of creatures and what better way to show this than by our forest animals such as hares, weasels or a deer.