Land Ends (signed + print)

by Melissa Moore


Photographs: Melissa Moore

Text: Caton Persilia, Cousins mark, Park Douglas

Publisher: Skira

80 pages

Pictures: 44

Year: 2013

ISBN: 8857219394

Price: 200

Comments: 24,5 x 24,5 cm, english, edition of 50 copies book plus print.

Hornby Island is a northern Gulf Island, which sits within an archipelago, near Vancouver Island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Less than 12 square miles in size, its unique landscape shelters a population centred on simple life-styles, self-reliance and art. Seeming to sit slightly out of time, its counter cultural atmosphere was somewhat shaped by the shared visions of its settlers during 1960s and 1970s. Despite challenges, these values remain compelling — as our contemporary economic crisis sits within an ecological disaster. Hornby’s characteristic vernacular buildings still embody the wish to turn against rampant consumerism, pollution and political horror — towards handmade houses; food; clothing and contentment. Land Ends was made during Melissa Moore’s various self-styled long-term residencies on the island — exploring her own “feedback between art and nature”. An enchantment by a particular landscape and its mythology is palpable in this sequence of distinctive works. Through a performative practice Moore puts herself in the fundament of the ecologies she finds — nestling into both the island and its communal dreams.

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Land Ends (signed + print)

by Melissa Moore


Photographs: Melissa Moore

Text: Caton Persilia, Cousins mark, Park Douglas

Publisher: Skira

80 pages

Pictures: 44

Year: 2013

ISBN: 8857219394

Price: 200

Comments: 24,5 x 24,5 cm, english, edition of 50 copies book plus print.

Hornby Island is a northern Gulf Island, which sits within an archipelago, near Vancouver Island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Less than 12 square miles in size, its unique landscape shelters a population centred on simple life-styles, self-reliance and art. Seeming to sit slightly out of time, its counter cultural atmosphere was somewhat shaped by the shared visions of its settlers during 1960s and 1970s. Despite challenges, these values remain compelling — as our contemporary economic crisis sits within an ecological disaster. Hornby’s characteristic vernacular buildings still embody the wish to turn against rampant consumerism, pollution and political horror — towards handmade houses; food; clothing and contentment. Land Ends was made during Melissa Moore’s various self-styled long-term residencies on the island — exploring her own “feedback between art and nature”. An enchantment by a particular landscape and its mythology is palpable in this sequence of distinctive works. Through a performative practice Moore puts herself in the fundament of the ecologies she finds — nestling into both the island and its communal dreams.

> see also Melissa Moore's fine art prints


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Land Ends (signed + print)

by Melissa Moore


Photographs: Melissa Moore

Text: Caton Persilia, Cousins mark, Park Douglas

Publisher: Skira

80 pages

Pictures: 44

Year: 2013

ISBN: 8857219394

Price: 200

Comments: 24,5 x 24,5 cm, english, edition of 50 copies book plus print.

Hornby Island is a northern Gulf Island, which sits within an archipelago, near Vancouver Island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Less than 12 square miles in size, its unique landscape shelters a population centred on simple life-styles, self-reliance and art. Seeming to sit slightly out of time, its counter cultural atmosphere was somewhat shaped by the shared visions of its settlers during 1960s and 1970s. Despite challenges, these values remain compelling — as our contemporary economic crisis sits within an ecological disaster. Hornby’s characteristic vernacular buildings still embody the wish to turn against rampant consumerism, pollution and political horror — towards handmade houses; food; clothing and contentment. Land Ends was made during Melissa Moore’s various self-styled long-term residencies on the island — exploring her own “feedback between art and nature”. An enchantment by a particular landscape and its mythology is palpable in this sequence of distinctive works. Through a performative practice Moore puts herself in the fundament of the ecologies she finds — nestling into both the island and its communal dreams.

> see also Melissa Moore's fine art prints


More books by Melissa Moore

more books tagged »British« | >> see all

more books tagged »tree« | >> see all

more books tagged »island« | >> see all

more books tagged »Canada« | >> see all

more books tagged »nature« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com