Jennifer Letchet Paintings

My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

New York Flood Drawings

Drawings on the floods from New York in October 2012.  These floods devastated the East coast of America.  These drawings focus on parts of New Jersey, which was severely effected by the flooding.  The topography and landscape completely changed, and became so distant from itself.  

In these drawings I explore the shapes of destruction created by the water.  I am exploring the changing landscape caused by disaster, natural and man-made.

Mantoloking Bridge 31.10.2012, graphite on tracing paper, November 2012, by Jennifer Letchet

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