Details — Click to read
Drawing is at the heart of Emma Stibbon’s practice. She has travelled widely, recording her responses to the physical appearance and psychological impact of natural and built environments. Working from sketches and photographic records, Emma creates stark, monochrome, often large-scale works on paper. Romantic in character, they dramatise the effects of human intervention and natural phenomena on monumental structures and explore the fragility of existence. ‘Archer’ depicts a sculpture dated 1895 by Ernst Moritz Geyger in Park Sanssouci, Potsdam just west of Berlin. Stibbon describes ‘I was struck by the light falling on this Classical sculpture. Sanssouci interests me as a constructed landscape, a place of great beauty but also a site of contested history.’ The print has been made to mark a forthcoming exhibition of Stibbon’s work entitled ‘Cultural Landscapes’ to be shown at the Orangerie, Schlosspark Glienicke, Potsdam.