doll forest
2007
digital c-type print, 56 x 40 cm
doll forest transform
2007
digital c-type print, 56 x 40 cm
doll forest green
2007
gicleé print, 50 x 50 cm
doll forest cell
2007
gicleé print, 50 x 50 cm
doll forest red dissolve
2007
gicleé print, 50 x 50 cm
Is doll in the forest because she is hiding, waiting? is she waiting to be found? Is she there because she is part of the forest, and has no identity separate from the forest, the undergrowth, the soil?

How did she get there?

(she was born there) when she leaves this place, she carries the essence of the forest with her; shadow spaces, depth, mesh forms (veils). the whole of the forest can’t be found, there is no centre (even though there are edges). the forest is mist in living forms. light reflects, refracts and absorbs in the forest, so that no source can be found. the forest glows… it’s light sources are eyes which both receive and reflect light. the forest hums, a noise of a million languages and symbols naturally packed into a continuous blur.

doll has the same qualities as the forest, her environment suffuses her body space. though she is doll (and not the forest) she exists in harmony with the forest. this harmony may be quiet and still, or violent (the violence is absorbed). what is this violence? it is just what we project onto her, our experience of feelings of decay.

doll/forest is a melancholy place because all its internal energy adds up to a great stillness and silence. looking into the depths, past visions, viruses, dreams and hallucinations, what would we see there? neither cold, dark and damp like towards demons nor warm and liquid like wombs? down deep past the chasm, non-place, with no walls.

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