Now that we are aware of anthropogenic climate change, our view of the natural landscape has changed. In her vast landscapes, Sarah Watson reflects on the paradox between nature as limitless and wild and a rhythmic, structured, man-made exterior space.
Her paintings explore the tension between deep ‘architectural’ perspective and the flat picture plane. The viewer is also asked to occupy specific, and sometimes changing, viewpoints in the composition.
The hard-edged vocabulary is drawn from early modernism and her technical skills and training as an architect.