An image of Into the wood

Victoria Fernandez

(United States of America, Australia 1958 – )

Into the wood

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1997
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
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
Accession number
56.2000
Copyright
© Victoria Fernandez