I love the process of staying and looking, and bringing things back to the studio and finding meaning. It’s a different way of encountering a landscape to someone who sees it changing season to season and decade to decade. A temporary, immediate vividness, bereft of the understanding that comes with familiarity.
A well furrowed, better informed view is truer to nature; but there is something revealingly human in that first sublime burst. I have found it hugely inspiring to spend time in a landscape I’m not familiar with, and working with the knowledge that I’m not fully seeing.
I will use this residency to develop new work around this aspect of personal encounters with the natural world and further explore the human partiality we bring to such moments. https://www.ruthmurray.com/