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Title

Into the wood

1997


Artist

Victoria Fernandez

United States of America, Australia

1958 -


About

In her more recent work Victoria Fernandez has simplified her approach to form compared with her earlier staged, more theatrical photographs. 'Into the wood' and 'Ophelia', works from the late-1990s, are representative of this shift, the focus now upon the mysterious and strange within the natural environment. While the move to black-and-white photography from colour allows for a play between dark and light - and therefore the metaphors associated with both - Fernandez's concerns remain the same. She is fascinated with the evocative nature of the relationship between good and evil, exaltation and brutality. The symbolism associated with the way through a forest path or a lone black horse suggests something beyond the ordinary - an implied narrative perhaps, as cinematic as it is mythological.


Details


Date

1997


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Edition

2/3


Dimensions

42.0 x 52.3 cm image [irreg.]; 50.5 x 60.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet, pencil 'VF 97'


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

56.2000


Artist information

Victoria Fernandez

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history