Melissa Gillespie
Place is a Shadow
My work has revolved around how humans Interfere with Nature, by causing the current state of our eco-system because of the destruction of our lifestyles.

I mimicked this action when developing my work. I work traditionally in the Black and White dark room with digital negatives of landscapes and pictures of nature. Creating work this way enables me to choose how my work develops. I interfered with the development by applying the chemical by brush, rather than soaking the paper with it.

The results are abstract marks and shapes only revealing small areas of the original image underneath - reflecting how over time areas of our planet have changed, because of humans and all that is left in its place is a shadow of what used to be.