Artwork description:

The first in a collection of photographs by Scottish Artist Peter Gillies, taken while on an artistic research trip in Japan over a very snowy winter.

This shot is from a small area of forest which circles Ichiyasan 一夜山 Kamishiro, Nagano region in the Japanese Alps.
So taken with the scenery the artist stayed in the small town for 2 months.

The level of snow that winter was nothing new for the area, but for the artist, this was an experience quite unlike anything he had encountered before and spent as much time as possible in the forest taking photographs.
It was too cold to do any sketching as was the intended plan, almost too cold to operate the camera but the artist found himself in what he could only describe as the actual reality of his art so regardless of the freezing temperatures he walked the forests and delved into this dream world.

This particular shot was on a sunnier day after a very heavy snowfall. The trees were laden and as the upper branches of the trees grew heavy and dropped the snow filtered and dispersed through the branches sparkling with the sunlight.
The focus of attention in this section of forest was the shadows cast by the trees across the forest floor covered in deep snow, but as the sun came out the snow dropping from above caught the artists eye and this became the focus, as in this particular shot.

The photograph is printed on high-quality gloss photographic paper and professionally framed in wood.
The artist hand titles, numbers and signs by hand the photographs. This set of images at this size are limited edition of 20.

Materials used:

Gloss Photographic Paper


#forest  #snow  #japan 

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Winter In A Japanese Forest 一 (2016)


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