Painting Installation Photo - Remnants by Yvonne Vander Kooi

Installation Photo - Remnants

This series of painted works on paper and canvas explore the elegant detail of mosses and lichens found in our forest floor and canopy. Forest walks, selecting and photographing various specimens and researching indigenous plants are important elements of my artistic practice. In the studio, these microscopic elements are reworked in larger scale becoming abstracted paintings that draw upon the intricacies of plant life in our local rain forests and engage the visceral properties paint.