Environmental Art of Loss and Wonder

A beautiful article in The New Scientist on JANET LAURENCE's exhibition The Ferment, showing at the Fine Art Society in London until 11 May 2013.

'Standing in front of Broken Hearted Wood, it is as if you are inside the owl's tree, a disconcerting ghostly apparition that won't go away. When you accidentally catch sight of yourself in the glass covering the work, it's really difficult not to feel that you are part of the picture.

That, of course, is what Laurence is about: she wants you to care about the relationship between the natural and the human worlds.

She draws you in with a powerful mixture of paintings, photographic images and installations. There are transparent images on acrylic, mounted on a background that is sometimes the wall, sometimes a mirror or just a coat of paint. And a 'layering' technique adds to the astonishing sense of being there.'

To read the full article click here.