Julie Macbean – “Edgelands”
“Our capitalist system of economics, is a system built on unstable foundations, it is often left hanging by a thread and is easy to unhinge. The neglect and demise of our industry has destroyed the heritage of the great industrial revolution. The ephemeral steam from the chimneys disappears into the atmosphere, just like the industry that produces it. I have tried to capture these unstable and turbulent times by using the medium in a variety of ways that changes the visual impact of the same location. The use of medium creates the essence of scene, and creates a variety of atmospheres that ranges from gloom and despair, to hope and optimism. The decay of industry is depicted in rustic colours and the textual effects of the medium. The stormy skies bring with them the sense of anger and frustration being felt by the local community. The steam engulfing the buildings creates an atmosphere of suffocation. Painted without people, they are scenes of abandonment.”
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