Theatre of One – a series that is often fairy tale, often dreamscape sequences richly clothed with jewel-like fabrics and juxtaposed against dramatic, harsh natural landscapes. The images have an edgy feel, part Pre-Raphaelite in the lavish texture and tone; part desolate splendour of the remote places on our planet. Landscapes that are so wild they convey to the viewer the possibility of an “off-world” rather than our own Earth.
Belinda’s story is the journey of both a visionary and a Romantic. She is a visionary in pursuit of the vast task of capturing these inspired insights that occupy her imagination; a Romantic in its purest, storytelling sense of the word.
There is a vein of epic grandeur that courses through this body of work; the human figures being equally dramatic as their counterpoints in Nature. There is much to consider in the intricate detail and lavish subject matter. It inspires many questions and a desire to stay awhile in her dreams, to ponder the meanings behind the tableaux.
I feel that its resonance is an innovative form of Romanticism. The overall emphasis being on emotion and individualism, as well as the glorification of all the past and nature. It speaks of intense emotion as a source of aesthetic experience.
Belinda Wilson is the Renaissance Woman.