oil on board
4ft x 8ft
A topographical landscape painting simultaneously viewed from above and at eye level.
The narrative, as the title states, is a landscape in perpetual impermanence. Nature subsumes man’s effects upon the landscape: a subsumption which is in constant flux.
The painting is layered, each with symbiotic reference to the one narrative.These layers are made up of historical effects on the landscape by man and nature.
The foundation layer is a homage to cave painting: man’s artistic foray onto the land.
Fig.1 (location) and fig.2 (highlighted) show one of many barely visible hand prints.
Other effects upon the landscape by man are shown by:
The ‘stone circle (viewed from above)’ layer in fig. 3
The ‘standing stones’ layer in fig. 4
The 'field systems’ layer in fig. 5
The ‘mine shafts in cross section’ layer in fig. 6