Liz Douglas, Artist

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Liz Douglas is an artist working in the Scottish Borders.  Her work, which is influenced by specific landscapes, memory, poetry, and music has developed to creating visual environments.  It reflects her dialogue with the natural world and the element of unpredictability that exists. She also has a wish to explore these contradictions, using the visible and invisible element in the landscape as metaphor.

The research processes she uses involves collaborating with scientists and environmentalists which deepens her knowledge of the natural world, and its contradictions. She investigates microscopic elements using a scanning electron microscope to reveal structures and forms from graptolite fossils, alpine plants, tree and plant pollen material.

“Her quietly sumptuous canvasses show an awareness of the interconnectedness of natural and social processes. The success of her abstract aesthetics lies in communicating this to the viewer, palpably and  imaginatively.”  Ruth Pelzer-Montada 2008