Sunday, 3 May 2009

voyagers hunters crusaders

i read susan sontag's 'on photography' a few months ago and have since been thinking a lot about the ideas surrounding the modern day hunters, explorers and journey-makers. the desire to own, to plant a flag in 'new' territory, to possess a souvenir. i feel conscious of being a tourist when i am travelling... i hope that i am a traveller and not a conquerer.

i have had these book covers for a while now, and finally decided to use them for this series of watercolours that communicate these ideas. i have made a christopher columbus, captain cook and a modern day hunter.

1 comment:

straight from the den said...

v. nice lizzie, lovely palette.