AboutRachel Labovitch describes an English idyll of hedgerows and woodland edge observed in misty conditions. These beautiful drawings are typically organised as a line of trees with varying presence, from sharp and focused images to almost imperceptible marks. The compositions, which are usually located within a vast white space, remind us we are looking at drawings that are exploring ideas about art and perception. They are much more than romantic copies of nature, exploring themes of repetition and variation, spatial ambiguity and the autonomy of picture making.
Prolonged engagement with these serene and elegant drawings reward the viewer revealing more and more detail and complexity in both their construction and psychological presence.