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Lilac Blue - ink Blue Black (installed at Photo London Fair) © Fleur Olby
Horsetail Equisetum (installation) © Fleur Olby
Horsetail Equisetum (installation) © Fleur Olby
Horsetail Equisetum (installation) © Fleur Olby
Horsetail Equisetum (installation) © Fleur Olby
Horsetail Equisetum (installation) © Fleur Olby
Horsetail Equisetum (installation) © Fleur Olby
Installation of Fleur Obly 'Velvet Black - Notes' © Antonio Olmos
Installation of Fleur Obly 'Velvet Black - Notes' © Antonio Olmos

Lilac Blue – ink Blue Black

Lilac Blue – ink Blue Black is a weather sequence of Fog from Fleur’s long-term body of work, Colour from Black.

The sequence was made digitally without filters in one day. It is a performative visual poem of the energy of the weather, the sublime, an ode back to Nature. Inspired by the enigmatic landscape – the quietness of the still Fog creates in reflections of water.

Depicted in repetition where the gaze changes and stays the same, the horizon and elements become a landscape and disappear as Fog changes and moves. The poem questions the connection of memory and emotion within the photographic capture. The prose enacts the methodology.

Horsetail Equisetum 

Horsetail Equisetum is my first large-scale work, commissioned by Gollifer Langston Architects for City and Islington College.

This is a further development of ‘the enlarged gaze of a child’ from my Green on White exhibition, shown as a small postcard format. The dramatic magnification of the image up to 17 x the original size, runs in parallel with my work, which questions our relationship with nature, and its effect on us as human beings.

This installation is a new approach to my subject matter. It allows the repetition of the image to extend the existing pattern, creating an abstract rhythm when viewed from different perspectives.

Through my monograph, Fleur: Plant Portraits I have begun to establish collaborative works. Simultaneously I am working on personal projects, which question my placement within nature in a broader context.

 – Fleur Olby, 2015.