Rhi Moxon

About

Description of “Dragonfly Diaries”, Print Series 2019
Printed on location at the Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China

 

This work is born out of an appreciation of nature and a growing concern about the human relationship with it. Triggered by environmental movements and underpinned by the Chinese proverb, 蜻蜓点⽔” (qīng tíng diăn shuĭ), -“The Dragonfly Touches the Water Lightly” (a metaphor for a superficial contact), I explore how our interactions with nature often cause more harm than good.

 

Whilst predominantly joyful and playful in tone, these prints contain an underlying layer of frustration towards mankind’s impact on the environment and the contradictory manner of this ‘love’ for nature.

 

These prints present fleeting moments of playful curiosity, layered with a yearning for a deeper connection with our planet Earth. They interrogate the concept of Hiraeth (woeful longing of something already gone) as an environmentalist longing, for a natural landscape, pure and untouched by human hands, that that feels increasingly out of reach.

 

The Dragonfly Girl’s Lament, 2019
Screenprint
89x64cm
£440

 

Whimsy and Woe, 2019
Screenprint
89x64cm
£440

 

High Above The Hakka Houses, 2019
Screenprint
89x64cm
£440

 

Boy With Bubbles, 2019
Screenprint
89x64cm
£440

Artist

Rhi Moxon

Website

www.rhimoxon.com

Category
Arts Open