Synthesis is a body of work that reflects on the constructed “wild” and what wilderness can mean in urban environments. This body of work was photographed through the tempered glass windows of London’s Water Lily House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through the dense layers of foliage, you can see glimpses of people moving along the paths, becoming part of the framework that contains the flora in this designed ecosystem. The watermarks from the sprinklers and humidity have begun to abstract the images, blurring the lines between traditional depictions of nature and portraiture. The work comments on the complex nature of environmental conservation and our quickly evolving psychological role as stewards in the face of extreme climate change. Archival inkjet Prints on Legacy Baryta paper,  in a limited edition of three are  28” x 16”, and  22" x 1 2. 

Copyright 2020, April Hickox
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