Ecotone at Rubicon Ari / by Brett Ferry

The works from my solo exhibition at Rubicon Ari, titled “Ecotone” explores the transitional areas between two ecosystems. It is where two communities meet and integrate. An ecotone may appear on the ground as a gradual blending of two communities across a broad area, or it may manifest itself as a sharp boundary line. It is this notion that has been used as the basis for the subject matter for this series of paintings and prints. This idea has also manifested itself as an analogy for my working practices, as I explore the middle ground where technology and tradition meet.

I am interested in exploring Post Digital landscape, I derive my works from observation, photography, and digital manipulation. Manual and digital art making processes are a constant source of inspiration, as I am compelled to experiment with combinations of techniques and source imagery, in order to develop reactions that work specifically to the subject matter. I place a high impor­tance on the traditional acts of drawing, printmaking, and painting. For me, these techniques provide a response to time and thought, and a discourse within art history. This enables me to build conceptual layers of ideas and meanings, within each piece of work.

Ferry Brett, Coppice,  Acrylic and oil on board, 53x43, 2016.jpg