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A three dimensional recreation of a newly formed nature reserve that just happens to be in the shape of one of Gabriel's portraits that focuses on remembering specificity - though Gabriel clearly always has trouble assembling all of it. The result is ears in, traditionally speaking, "wrong" places. The individual pieces are honest, but the end result is confused. Each piece of elevation is formed with another layer of 300g/m 140lb Acid Free Medium Grain Textured Paper, and then mapped with pencil.
Gabriel says, 'I was dreaming about a portrait I'd painted a few months ago, when a new landmass formed in just that shape off the coast of somewhere I don't quite remember. I have it on good authority that there's anything you'd want there: mountains, forrest, fields, and lakes!' Where this place currently resides, Gabriel seems to have forgotten. Something about the topographical shape getting up and really needing a cup of tea on occasion - making it difficult to know where the whole thing is at any given moment.
Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas and Paper