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

Coca Cola, 2010

Coca Cola, 2010

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