May, 22 2010
Les Walkling

Landscape as a 'way of seeing' displaces the landscape. Landscape's sensuous appeal is also an expression of authority and ownership, where myth, memory and meaning invade the landscape's material existence. A stranger can't sustain an unalienated 'insider's apprehension' of the land, of its nature and sense of place, with a critical, socially conscious outsider's perspective. These are some of the complexities and ambiguities along with the expressive power that landscapes embody.

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