Just because we’ve had a break over the holidays, it doesn’t mean our artists have. Over the summer Stephanie Jane Rampton has created four new prints. These prints sit perfectly within the existing body of work produced by the artist – they are exemplary of Rampton’s printerly prowess, as well as articulating her view of the landscape and its winding, wild forms.
In each of these new prints, trees stand boldly in their landscapes. In contrast to the negative space surrounding them, the particular character of Rampton’s subjects becomes visible; each knot, each reaching branch and each twist of a trunk is given center stage within the work. True to Rampton’s vision of the landscape, these works show the life of nature not just ‘as it is’, but in terms of how it collides with our own interactions with it. As we explore the peculiarities of the landscape and its forms, we give life to things that previously gone unobserved; its meaning and value becomes intertwined with our own perspectives.
These new works are available both framed and unframed, and you can purchase them either here at the gallery, or online via Stephanie Jane Rampton’s artist page, HERE.
Stephanie Jane Rampton. Sky touchers, 2018. Etching and aquatint. Edition of 10. 40x40cm. $600.