Out of a Morass
Giles Bailey, 2015
Starting from an interest in the painterly influences that shaped the vision of landscape gardner Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Out of a Morass experiments with alternative readings of his legacy and the influence of culture on our visions of landscape. It charts Arcadian vistas echoing across history, from Nicolas Poussin’s Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake (1648) to the graphic design of pesto jars. A series of experimental research exercises weave together these speculative results to construct an image of the “lost” landscape.
The work was installed at The Hepworth Wakefield as part of Pavilion’s The Follies of Youth exhibition.
Out of a Morass, Giles Bailey, 2015