We are our own promised land, commissioned by Crescent Arts for Woodend Gallery, Scarborourgh, could be seen as an affirmation; reminding us of our own capacity and potential – place to may bask in our natural glory. However a promised land, like any utopia, is an imagined paradise, which makes the work not all that it seems. Rather it’s an alert given the Bee Orchid it features – a once common flower on the towns cliffs – is now in serious decline.
We are our own promised land is influence too by the history of Woodend which housed exotic plants and birds when the Sitwell family lived there before it became home to the towns Natural History museum in 1947.
“Kate’s unique interaction with the space has been one of understanding its characteristics and history, Woodend Gallery is rooted in its past as a greenhouse, and within this, there is a subconscious draw to its green heritage“. Crescent Arts.
Opaque and Transparent Vinyls
9m x 3m
Special thanks to:
Woodend Galleries and Studios
Scarborough Conservation Volunteers
Art staff and students at Scarborough Sixth Form College
Scarborough Museums and Galleries
Arts Council England
Scarbororough Borough Council