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High and Low: Stunning artworks show off natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park

This beautiful set of photographs is by Bristol-based videographer, Richard Broomhall, in collaboration with painter and musician, Anthony Garratt. Entitled High and Low (or Uchel ac Isel in Welsh), the images – featuring installation-style paintings, and the accompanying video, explore the creation of the peaks and troughs of Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

Broomhall explains: “Uchel ac Isel features two industrial scale paintings, created by Anthony Garratt in the Welsh landscapes in which they now reside. One double sided painting floats high on Llyn Llydaw lake, dwarfed by Mount Snowdon’s grandeur and flickering in the wind, the other rests low, deep beneath the mountains in an abandoned slate mining cavern at Llechwedd.

“Each work relates materially to the heritage of it’s location and is continually evolving in relation to the elements around it. The floating Llyn Llydaw piece blooms and oxidises as the copper and iron mixed with the paint are torn by wind, rain and the waters of the lake. Deep in Llechwedd slate caverns, below Blaenau Ffestiniogg, another piece rusts, as iron and slate bleed through it’s composition adapting to the damp darkness like countless miners before it.

“How we consume landscape, what it means to our heritage and how we look at it are all questions these works raise.”

You can watch a trailer for the film here. To see more of Broomhall’s work, visit www.fracturedether.co.uk.

Via direct submission | All images courtesy of Richard Broomhall & Anthony Garratt

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