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Anthology: Ten Years of TQ – Brian Forrest

Brian Forrest, Decker Canyon #5, 2010  A Radical Arcadia – “There have always been two kinds of arcadia: shaggy and smooth; dark and light; a place of bucolic leisure and a place of primitive panic”, Simon Schama tells us in Landscape and Memory, one arcadia being “a dark grove of desire, but also a labyrinth of madness and death”. He further describes certain arcadias as purposefully and importantly untamed: “turf, gorse, heather, and timber, trees, shrubs and brushwood” of the heaths outside of 19th century London were a cherished gift to the city dwellers—landscapes of urban imagination that answered certain needs for wildness, even unruliness. In much the same way, one might perceive the unkempt oak filled, scrubby canyons in the … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection_Three

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Two Roads, 1992 Dark Field, 1992 Tissue, 1996 Fence 1997 … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection_Two

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Landing Strip, 1994 Badwater Path, 1994 Circles, 1998 Twin Trees, 1996     … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Tumbleweeds, 1997 Leaning Poles, 1996 Single Tree, 1993 Tracks, 2000 © Brian Forrest   … [Read more...]