Our featured artist today is Ashley Gillanders. Ashley’s works explore environmental design through the lens of photography, with her most recent pieces featuring meticulously curated gardens.
I enjoy the quiet, serene tone that seems present in the majority of Ashley’s photographs. They are all simple and clean in composition and completely devoid of signs of life. This is especially interesting considering the human influence that pervades the subject matter in many of her works. Perfectly manicured hedges, furniture in interiors, and - in one image - a clothesline with a single piece of fabric hanging from it, seem like the ghostly remnants of former occupants. The aversion to human presence in photography. is reminiscent of the work of Erin Raye.
Ashley’s current project, Curated Landscapes, is an interesting collection of photographs depicting driveways and gardens of large, imposing houses.