Photo Credit: Lisa Traxler
This installation art piece formed part of an exploratory exhibition investigating our relationship with the landscape in the 21st Century from the stand-point of artist, student and visitor. Six artists were invited to contribute a 4 x metre art piece to the panoramic landscape that stretched around 58 metres of The West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW alongside Island schools and students.'SOMEWHERE...'We are all from somewhere - the landscape of our lives, the scenery we hold in our hearts, the places we pass through, we are all from somewhere.'Traxler formulates this landscape of mind and potency of memory with threaded floating geometric shapes within a three dimensional set of frames.Taking the components of the West Gallery landscape high in the rafters, bringing this light and volume to the viewers eye. The palette of the piece is in wanderings around the buildings perimeter, the red of the brickwork, the slate tiles with the ochre lichen of time attached, the mottled and textured pavement. With these as landscape in the present the installation also binds Traxlers own landscape of past - numbers stencilled on the gallery wall echo the grid reference from an old London map – ‘20’ being the marker line running through the artist home town as a child.
2.5 metres x 4 x metres
lining paper, acrylic, graphite, thread, tape, wooden frame