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Collage title Nature

Nature

1989-90
Soldering wire, marbled paper, mylar, black paint, ink and paper
56 x 41 centimeters

This solitary figure floating in a dark lake is a reprise of the collage Ecology. The blackened landscape resonates with the same theme of terminal ecological collapse. The ring and ray emanating from the right hand corner of the composition is intended to suggest camera lens flare. It may indicate the optimism of a new dawn but the intention was a crude shorthand reference to an optical phenomena that turned out to be weirdly suggestive. The background was originally a study in blacks from different sources, however the fugitive quality of the ink used in the sky has resulted in time robbing it of its nocturnal darkness.