(In) The landscape darling is a series of photographic images of discarded pieces of sandpaper.
In sanding something, a layer is removed or, rather that layer is transferred to another surface and something new is formed. Traces of finger prints and a dusty residue remain, like scars across the land.
As we pass through the landscape we leave our mark, the impact of our actions recorded, simultaneously destroying what already exists, and creating something new from what’s left behind.
This series aims to explore the relationship and boundaries between painting, sculpture, photography and performance. Starting out as three-dimensional objects, these pieces of sandpaper are used and discarded, then collected as sculptural objects and transformed into photographic images, seemingly reminiscent of landscape paintings.