Caroline Clerc “Field”





Works in the series “Field” are large-format constructed landscapes. I begin by making photographs out in the field and then reconstruct these photographs, via digital methodologies, to form the single image as a new artificial, yet familiar, landscape. The image Hollow attempts to resolve itself into an impossibly pictorial landscape. Hollow references 19th century painting and the romantic sublime yet it is an uncanny space for our contemporary present. Battle and Median are densely detailed landscapes that conflate emptiness and constriction in the visual field. Velocity pictures a landscape that exists in stasis but contains the idea of momentum. These series posit landscapes, but elude the immediacy of our experience in nature. They provide a distilled experience of a dense visual scene that becomes difficult to untangle.