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Sarah Van der Linden

Our fragile world through rose-coloured glasses

"My work is about the fragility of nature and how we as humans must look realistically at the impact of nature’s destruction. Initially, I was drawn to the spiritual connection people have to nature, inspired by the Immortal book series by Gillian Shields. I began painting and drawing images of people amongst nature, enjoying nature’s sensory gifts, with an emerald, ethereal quality. I predominantly used acrylic paints, as I was most accustomed to them. Anna Platten’s Woman and Man Embrace inspired me to use photography to capture the emotion of a woman laying amongst a bed of leaves, experimenting with composition, colour, and detail. I explored further how people connected with nature and how artists depicted this."

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