Ash Bell Creative | Paperbark

Paperbark


  • 25 Jun


  • Ash Bell

Paperbark is a video piece from 2016 exploring layering and artifice. I started looking at ‘natural’ life and artificial attempts to connect with it. Using the paperbark trees I found lining Smiths Lake, I used paperbark as a metaphor for shedding and layering of artifice, and I used a green screen suit to artificially insert and remove myself from the natural environment. I had created my own green screen suit, and the final work is a video with a keying effect removing any trace of the suit, to give a sense of tension between personal visibility and invisibility, and the unnatural in natural spaces.

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