Friday, September 21, 2007

Picturesque and the shed


Not really breaking news, but back in 2002 Karen Henderson came up with an interesting site specific work for the Picture This: Revisiting the Picturesque exhibition at Burford House, Ludlow. For the exhibition various artists produced contemporary responses to the 18th century Picturesque movement which centred on the relationship between humans and the landscape environment, something that all shedworkers will be familiar with. Here is Henderson's take on it, Garden Shed Folly, a prefab shed with coloured glass panels. "Inside the shed," she writes, "the coloured panes of glass filter and frame the landscape while the viewers find themselves on display."

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