Photo: Ellie Davies in London

Ellie Davies


My work explores the notion that landscape can be viewed as a constructed cultural fiction. Complex themes and metaphors overlay the landscape with additional meaning, directly reflecting the preoccupations and anxieties of the culture they were produced in. These constructions veil the reality of the land, reducing the natural world to an idealisation. They reference fictions which persist in spite of the material, social or political status of landscapes, to create 'rural myth' and romanticism, obscuring an understanding of the land as threatened and exploited, dangerous and unknown. For further text please view my website read full statement

Location London
Artforms Photography
Tags landscape photography forest conceptual fine-art