Packwood Fragments: a series of prints based on images of a topiary garden attached to a National Trust Property: Packwood House in Warwickshire. The series explores how gardens and nature can be manipulated beyond all recognition. We transform our environment into different interpretations of ‘beauty’ which have little or no recognition to our natural world. Views of the garden are depicted as hyper-green alien landscapes, bright and luridly coloured rendering the yew trees unnatural and incongruous.
The pieces were created by mono-printing layers of highly pigmented etching ink then overlaying photographic elements using a collage technique. I’ve chosen to show details of the images here. The original artworks reveal the ragged edged paper structure they are made of: recycled Khadi cotton rag 640gsm paper and are a rectangular format domestic in size.