Viral Landscapes – Helen Chadwick

These photographs combine panoramic landscapes of Pembrokeshire with ‘sea-paintings’ carried out on this shoreline and images of the artist’s cellular tissue removed from her mouth, ear, blood, cervix and kidney.

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Each cell group is combined with a visually appropriate part of the coastline, for example the waves evoke ear bones in one. These works are a complex metaphor for change and evolution, the individual and nature, the virus and its host prompted by the heightened AIDS awareness of the late 1980s.

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