Artist Joe Shaw has been intensively photographing nature around Selborne for over a year now, observing the changes and looking closely at detail. Using the camera lens as a tool has enabled Joe to magnify detail not seen by the naked eye. These photographs inspired a series of digital re-workings to transform the originals into something unrecognisable.
Joe has taken impressions of elements within the gardens that are usually undiscovered, bringing them inside and presenting them as precious artifacts.
With respect to Gilbert White’s ethos of ‘watching narrowly’, Joe wants the viewer to be intrigued by the unfamiliar, to make them look more closely, and to be curious.
The exhibition is free with admission and open in line with house & garden opening hours
Joe Shaw graduated from Fine Art at UCA Farnham in 2018. Joe has a versatile approach to his art practice, exploring concepts through different media including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, projection, and digital creations.
Being a resident of Selborne for over a decade, Joe has an affinity with the local area and has a love of Selborne’s history and natural environment.