Nostalgia by Peter McLean

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Nostalgia  2008

Medium: Etching (hard ground and foul bite)
Edition: 10
Paper: Hahnemuhle 300gsm
Image Size: 29x40cm
Paper Size: 54x78cm

Trees have always been very important to me.  In Nostalgia, a single deciduous tree stands alone in an ambiguous visual field.  Like a formal portrait, isolated from the natural environment.  The tree acts as a symbol, as a stand in for modern humanity, or perhaps even myself.