Jeffrey TY Lee
Sixteen Landscape Compositions (after Alexander Cozens) and other works, 2008
Installation shot showing from left to right: 'Paths Looked for, Paths Lost' (pencil on paper, 2008, paper size 50×70cm/19.8"×27.5") 'Sixteen Landscape Compositions [after Alexander Cozens]' 2008, a single work in 16 frames (paper size 66×89cm/26"×35" each, frame 74×97cm/29"×37") ink and wax on paper, 2008. 'Fotoplastikon' dvd, 2008, 03:46min, edition 3.
'Sixteen Landscape Compositions [after Alexander Cozens]' 2008, is a series of 16 drawings based on a treatise by Alexander Cozens, the late 18th Century philosopher, writer and artist, entitled 'The Various Species of Landscape Composition in Nature'. Cozens' work was an attempt to reflect landscape ecology as a theoretical basis for nature in relation to 18th Century empirical epistemology. It attempted to describe the various characteristics of nature and a systematic way of experiencing the enlightenment of nature.