The New Wilderness

On Thats Which Remains

 

Man’s relationship with the alpine environment remains the principal theme of this ongoing body of work, but unlike Crowded Slopes, where I explore man’s need to control and dominate, The New Wilderness attests to our insignificance and vulnerability against the power of the natural world. In this way, I am more directly inspired by the Romantic tradition – evoking feelings of mystery, silence and solitude – or what remains of the experience of solitude. These emotions are implicit in vast empty space, diminutive human presence and the mystical qualities of the landscape. However, unlike the work of the German Romantics and American 19th century artists and writers, these images document contemporary concern for the environment and the traces we leave behind.

 
 Snowscape, 2010

Snowscape, 2010

 Mountain hut, 2011

Mountain hut, 2011

 Mt Blanc, 2011

Mt Blanc, 2011

 Balloon, 2011

Balloon, 2011

 Poma Lift, 2011

Poma Lift, 2011

 Artificial Snow, 2011

Artificial Snow, 2011

 Frosted Trees II, 2009

Frosted Trees II, 2009

 Frosted Trees I, 2009

Frosted Trees I, 2009

 Fog, 2013

Fog, 2013

 Gondolas, 2017

Gondolas, 2017

 Coca Cola, 2010

Coca Cola, 2010

 Chamonix, 2018

Chamonix, 2018

 Gathering Skiers, 2012

Gathering Skiers, 2012

 Empty Slope, 2011

Empty Slope, 2011

 Cable Car, 2011

Cable Car, 2011

 Haute Route, Verbier, 2014

Haute Route, Verbier, 2014

 Lookout, Verbier, 2014

Lookout, Verbier, 2014

 Troll Peninsula I, 2014

Troll Peninsula I, 2014

 Skinning, 2012

Skinning, 2012

 Bumps, Verbier, 2014

Bumps, Verbier, 2014

 Verbier Piste, 2014

Verbier Piste, 2014

 Day Out, 2012

Day Out, 2012

  Empty Slope II, 2013

Empty Slope II, 2013

 Chairlift, 2013

Chairlift, 2013

 Crossed Peak, 2015

Crossed Peak, 2015

 Jade Lake, 2015

Jade Lake, 2015

 Jet Stream, 2011

Jet Stream, 2011

 Aspen, 2014

Aspen, 2014