following on from the last blog – the third piece in this series was inspired by a fence. in particular – what was in front of the fence and what was behind it – with the fence acting as an ugly visual barrier in between. i thought the previous two images of this series had been a challenge – trying to incorporate so many small elements into the image, the repetition of such similar elements and having to repeat processes so many times was hard work. this image presented an even greater challenge with so many more elements than i am used to working with – the different weeds woven and intertwined in front of the fence and the seeded grass moving in the wind behind the fence.
i was pleased with how it turned out. there were a number of difficulties to overcome and a few subtle developments in my way of working that i used to successfully resolve this image. in completing this image i felt like i’d taken a real step forward in terms of subject matter, scale and technique.