This series began as a homework assignment for a fine art course I took part in some time ago. The tutor encouraged us to think further than a single image and think about how a series would look. So I explored a little bit and came up with the top three images. A little Alice in Wonderland mixed with darkness and magic.
Yesterday I was daydreaming, as I do when I have other things to be doing, and considered the series had become stuck and stagnated a little. I had an idea of the adventurer in the story becoming ‘held’ or paused and how that would look noting I had created two of the three images with trees. So I began to play and the idea of not being fully set into the landscape but evolving that way should I wish to free her later on. For now, she is slowly evolving into every other tree in the forest. I kind of love the idea that trees are people who have become so still and stagnated in their lives that they are now part of the landscape.
” She had stood still for so long, she had lost her way. She had grown roots and wasn’t’ able to move forward at the speed she once had. She was evolving quickly into every other tree in the forest “– Julie Clyde –