Artist Spends 7 Years Turning Forests Into Art
Forests are spooky enough as it is: wolves, spiders, Eastern European grannies collecting mysterious plants. But Ellie Davies still spent 7 years in forests of the UK slightly altering them to give a more fairy tale feel. The layers of meaning that man puts on nature is her passion and her work is supposed to evoke thoughts in that direction. Is the forest magical and spooky by itself, or because we believe it to be so? Is it a really foreboding place, or just a metaphor for our cluttered souls?
Or, as Ellie put it on her own website: “Making a variety of temporary and non-invasive interventions in the forest, my work places the viewer in the gap between reality and fantasy, creating spaces which encourage the viewer to re-evaluate the way in which their own relationship with the landscape is formed, the extent to which it is a product of cultural heritage or personal experience, and how this has been instrumental in their own identity”
A little more eloquent than I put it.