Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blair Bodden submits Dornith Doherty

Dornith Doherty combines detailed photographic realism with over exaggerated still lifes in this series Constructed Landscapes. Doherty explored the line between nature and pretence in order to explore her interest in the human presence in the environment. She states that as an artist she is “fascinated with the tensions inherent in a “wilderness” that is circumscribed, managed, and manipulated by humans.” Doherty achieves this by photographing landscapes of national parks and preserves and then she projects these images onto natural history specimens taken from their environment. Once this is done she then re-photographs to achieve a completely new landscape that exists in an image.

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