Helen Sear


Published January 2012
Essays by Jonathan P. Watts
160 x 220 mm
64 pages printed duotone
Hardback, silkscreened and foil stamped cloth
ISBN 978-0-9574272-2-8


The monochrome, often pixelated images of woodlands in the book are sourced from the internet following a Google image search for the phrase ‘tree surgeon’. Each image features a placed orb which sometimes covers half of the picture surface. (…) The project began when Sear started to collect branches and twigs from Cuckoo Wood, close to her home in Wales. The title is a nod to the French Surrealist writer and ethnographer Michel Leirisâ’s 1966 work of the same name.

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