Our Land Our Sea
Saturday 3 August to Monday 2 September
Artist Vienna Forrester has been developing her unique fractal art techniques since 2004. Her work has been described as ‘stunning’, ‘vivid and attention-grabbing’ and ‘beautiful, mysterious and metamorphic’.
Her unusual approach to image-making results in vigorous, explosive colour formations. Using latitude, longitude and the time/date stamp from her digital photographs as integers, she produces fractals, which are further manipulated to represent aspects of place. What evolves is a fusion of two distinctly differing fields – the absolute rules of the fractal algorithm and the imagination of the artist.
She is inspired by patterns in the natural world. Wild, unspoiled places feature in her work, and ocean waves, vast expanses of sky and beautiful vistas fascinate and energise her. Her aim is to capture colour, movement and a feeling of 'being there'.
Remembering places you know and love is not just about the physical actuality of those places; memories, dreams and colours merge to create something more than a photograph can capture. I love the fact that people viewing my work look deeply into the patterns and discover images that resonate personally with them. It’s like looking at clouds – people see different things and spend ages discovering images within images. That's the mysterious beauty of fractals – the closer you look, the more they reveal.
Vienna's work will also be exhibiting on screens on board two Moorsbus buses. Keep a look out if your travelling on the Moorsbus, particularly on routes that drop off outside the gallery.
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