Sacks of Yesterdays

ellen scobie fine art photography, trees, rocks, landscape, abstract, mixed media, fine art photography, mixed media photo-based, mixed media digital art, mixed media digital photographs, photo-based art

28×28 inches | Canvas
Edition of 10
Digital mixed media. Signed and numbered by the artist.

I start out working with familiar landscape images, in this case, of trees, underbrush and vegetation from around where I live. I extricate from these photographs the formal qualities I need for my composition — a crooked branch becomes a drawn line, a patch of sky a colour field. Out of the layering of branches, root tangles, boulders and scribbles begin to emerge figurative markings with emotive associations. Twigs scrape out an undeciphered babble; bulbous and knotted shapes become the embodiment of feeling. Amorphous forms hover in a luminous, fragile space; others lay down a psychological tattoo.

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