THE UNDERSTORY

The ecological classification for the lowest-most layer of undergrowth on the rainforest floor. Where animal and plant life abounds, but sunlight is scarcest.

 

The relationship between the appearance of a landscape and the realities it conceals.

 

A constellation of works drawing on narratives surrounding the history of sugar:

a photographic exploration of an extinct sugar plantation - dense rainforest witness to a concealed history.

 

A series of sugar paintings exploiting the natural crystallisation of sugar; a process of resolution rather than entropy. Artistic control is relinquished, whilst medium and concept  inextricably bound.

 

 

Anse Mamin Rainforest, St Lucia, West Indies (2015/16)

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LOUISE LONG

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      C-Type Photographic Hand-prints, 50 x 50 in

      Sugar drawings (sugar solution, watercolour, graphite), 20 x 30 cm

      Installation view & detail: hanging of sugar solution, watercolour, tracing paper (3.5 x 1m)

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Louise Long Visual Artist Photographer Photography Royal College of Art