‘Roots and Rust’ by Pamela Tait
Artist: Pamela Tait
Title: ‘Roots and Rust’
Medium: Etching – Limited Edition of 25
Dimensions: 18.5” x 15.75”
Year of Creation: 2018
About Pamela’s Artwork:
“I was talking to someone about how I create all the little characters in my work and he taught me a new word, Pareidolia. This is the psychological phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists, and this is exactly what happens when I look at trees. By visually exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees, a gathering of sweetness and darkness appears. And through this personal connection with the trees in my landscape is also the creation of my own folklore.” – Pamela Tait
About ‘Roots and Rust’
“This piece also shows the roots system of a wind blown tree on the Black Isle. The background, instead of showing what was actually surrounding that fallen tree, is the pattern made by the blooms of rust that had been on the piece of steel I was etching on.” – Pamela Tait
About the Artist:
Pamela Tait grew up in rural Aberdeen-shire and studied Drawing and Painting at Grays School of Art. She presently lives and works on the Black Isle with her husband, the artist Erlend Tait.
By exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees she creates a strong visual connection with nature and within her known environment, producing a narrative through her work and a sense of her very own Mythology.
In early 2016 she received funding through the Highland Visual Arts and Crafts Award Scheme and the Bet Low Trust to learn and incorporate Printmaking into her practice.
Pamela is represented by FB69 Gallery in Germany and has exhibited her work internationally.