Come with Me presents four series of landscape photography made by Ellie Davies in The New Forest between 2008 and 2011. Davies has intervened in areas of the forest landscape to create images that express her relationship to the forest, and though each body of work stands alone as a distinct series, together they trace the trajectory of Davies’ on-going exploration of the forest as a cultural landscape.
Located on the south coast of England, The New Forest is a landscape that has been shaped by human processes over thousands of years and includes ancient woodlands and timber plantations. As such, the forest represents the confluence of nature and culture, of natural landscape and human activity. Forests are potent symbols in folklore, fairy tale and myth; places of enchantment and magic as well as of danger and mystery. In recent cultural history they have come to be associated with psychological states relating to the unconscious.
Runs 21 October – 27 November, 2011
Private View 20th October
Open Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm; weekends by appointment only.
The Print House Gallery
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Dalston Junction Overground