Lighthouse at Orfordness - Abi Fawcus
Artist: Abi Fawcus
Title: Lighthouse at Orfordness
Medium: Photography Gicleé on Hahnemühle German Etching
Size: 70 x 50 cm including white border. Unframed
Limited Edition of 50, unsigned and unnumbered.
SUFFOLK SKYLINE SERIES
VIEW ACROSS THE ESTUARY AT LOW TIDE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE ON AVOCET ISLAND, ORFORD.
From her studio in a remote WW2 airbase in Suffolk, Abi examines photographs of landscapes - snapshots of nature that in her mind's eye transform into mental impressions to stimulate imagination, abstract memory and a compelling sense of place. Created from original photographs using a unique corruption process to form colour and structure which, when combined with digital and mixed media techniques, imbue the original scene with a hypnotic quality.
Also inspired by the idea of data visualisation as an art form using data and coding to allow the weather to influence these pieces giving it a collaborative outcome between nature, technology and human influence; drawing directly from the landscape, both visually and sensorily, the technology used to corrupt the file and my input a little like a curator or choreographer arranging the information.
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