All I can say is “whaaaat!?” These are beyond neat, and make me want to go run into the forest to make art. Now.
This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.
These ‘tree portraits’ are simply stunning. When I think of portraiture, I usually think of human, and possibly a dog here and there. The use of naming to provoke a different context is very powerful. These portraits make you think of each of these trees as a life, something that has existed, that needs documentation. Probably more, but I won’t go on. Sometimes the simplest works of art can provoke the most meaning.
Müge is a graphic designer. My heart skips a beat a little when I find more and more trained graphic designers acting as artists, and other such creation-based professions. The professional terms are starting to blend, and it’s seeping out everywhere. The question is, now where do we find ourselves?
Portfolio: Müge Yilmaz
The nostalgia that paint by numbers have in my heart are taken to a whole new level with this work by Trey Speegle. I remember spending countless hours trying to perfectly color realistic versions of horses or flowers onto these thin canvases that I could parade around with and show off to my parents and grandparents. Mixing typography with this childhood obsession is so fantastic in my mind.
Referencing something that so many people have an emotional or historical attachment to is very good art sense, and I applaud Trey for playing on these different contexts. It’s something to keep in mind while designing.
All artwork found here.