Vanessa Marsh’s Multi-Layered Silhouette Photographs

The work of artist Vanessa Marsh is perhaps most accurately described as photography.  Marsh creates her richly layered compositions one layer at a time.   Using drawings on clear acetate sheets and small- scale models she creates a narrative unfolding on a landscape.  After producing several such landscapes Marsh photographs the combined layers.  The resulting photographs are pictured here.  The numerous planes in each piece are similar to past and present time and the memories that accompany it.  In fact, of her work, Marsh says:

“Within the series I am exploring not only the working of memory and imagination but also our contemporary relationship to the landscape, where we might find ourselves in the future and how our feelings towards the landscape often center around ideas of dislocation, need and yearning.”

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