Julie Whitenect
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imaged-future

 imaged-future

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My work explores the relationship between natural and constructed environments, exposing the viewer to their dichotomy. This project, imaged-future builds on my recent work, real-imagined-landscape, a series of mixed media prints of industrial scenes. I am interested in exploring New Brunswick, resolving curiosity and creating a correspondence by examining what is left and what will be.

imaged-future is a series prints, on panels and glass, exploring natural and constructed environments. The imagery was taken from a new photo series of Saint John, altering these stills, in an attempt to create an ideal future. The images selected were of places with past and future potential. My aim is to investigate the spirit, enthusiasm, and good intentions that once existed, analyzing formerly cherished places that are now unused or under-utilized.

The work consists of five mixed-media silkscreens in floating frames of glass, using photo-realistic cutouts and selective colouring in ‘safety’ or construction colours. The pieces are intended as objects, allowing the viewer to interact with the prints on a three-dimensional level. The use of the glass is intended to animate the work. The print acts as a space for the imagery to exist with more visual depth, a mirror of the viewer to reflect upon their own relationship with the spirit and vigour once held in these spaces, and a window to future enthusiasm.

This project has been completed with the generous support of artsnb (NB Arts Board)