Cambridge School of Art

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Lisa Curtis
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Escalating urbanization, commercialism and pollution continuously remain prominent in the devastation of the rural idyll. Contemporary societal alterations, resulting in less aspiration and desire for natural areas, form the growth of urban development culture. Compromising film photography with digital alternative printing methods, this series not only critiques our values of British natural land but in addition, questions the ethical consideration of rural destruction through the decreasing of trees in each frame.

I have studied the land that nature still claims as its own, where human intervention has not yet taken it in greed and the landscape has sculpted its own form. From the winding and protruding branches of decade old tree formations, to the gentle soft seascape of a coastal nature reserve. The message remains underlying in each image, capturing the views that may soon be found only on photographs and held merely in memories.

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