The line made by the surface of the water on the hull of a ship
Plimsoll is an installation that explores ‘landscape’, using drawing, painting and photographic assemblage.
The work explores the inherent flatness of photography, through alterations that lead the viewer’s eye toward the contours and layers represented within the images. Juxtaposing altered and unaltered photographs of ‘natural’ environments, Edward reveals the tension inherent within any two dimensional image.
This is further explored through dialogue with other ‘flat’ mediums, which are used to create a line around the space. Encircling the viewer, the installation of the works refers to the horizon line, which traditionally sits in representations of landscapes, aiming to reconstruct aspects of three-dimensionality lost in print.
Through this, Edward questions the way in which our perceptions of the ‘natural’ environment are constantly affected by previous two-dimensional representations.
Hannah Edward studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in the summer of 2013. Since then she has exhibited her work internationally and undertaken two residencies, in Germany and America. In October 2015 she will be participating in The Arctic Circle Expedition to the High Arctic Seas.