Each Cyanoscape depicts a classic view of the British landscape. The views all adhere to Western preconceptions of, and conventions for, landscape photography. In this sense, they are instantly ‘familiar’ to the viewer. Where they are ‘strange’ however, is in their method of construction. These are not real scenes. They have been built from natural materials (e.g., plants, seeds, rocks, and sand) taken from the kinds of landscapes that they represent.
These images seek to undermine the ‘romanticism’ of the ostensibly classic landscape scenes via a process of fabrication. At first glance, each scene is familiar but upon closer inspection, real and unreal elements start to emerge until the image is revealed as an eerie simulacrum.
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