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Capadocian Maple by Patricia Swannell / jaggedart Gallery

Swannell’s work explores our relationship with, and effect on, the natural world around us. Trees, the lungs of the earth, are potent signifiers. Rooted in the ground while reaching to the sky, they connect us to both past and future human generations.

Swannell’s delicate graphite drawings portray with subtlety the passage of time with the repetition of each tree’s characteristics – common name, Latin name, location and the date – echoing the endless repetition of seasons through time. Her detailed drawings materialise the passing of time and give concrete form to ephemeral moments in the natural world. Each drawing matches the current profile and circumference of each tree. At the centre of each drawing is a seed or cutting from that tree that represents both the starting point of the tree and its future. The work represents a meditation on time – embedded in the environment we inherit and the legacy that we leave behind. Swannell’s print and photography project with the Woodland Trust, Legacy: A Reciprocal Tribute at the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in Leicestershire, started in 2014 and will continue for the next six decades, recording the growth of the woodland by photographing the same family every year as the trees in the background shift, grow and transform alongside them.

Her focus on environmental matters is also reflected in her work for The Royal Botanic Garden at Wakehurst Place which highlights the conservation work of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. Swannell’s work convey her keen interest in the environment. She has completed her MA in Fine Art at City and Guilds of London Art School in 2009 and has been showing with jaggedart since 2007.

£3,600.00 (Exc. VAT)

£3,600.00 (Exc. VAT)

Specifications

Year

2020

Materials

Graphite on Paper

Dimensions

90 x 90 cm

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