Grey Mountain

Henna Nadeem (1966 - )

Collage

2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street

    A monochromatic image of clouds floats beneath an overlaid floral pattern, as if viewed through a decorative screen. This is a double-layered image combined to form a composite picture. Henna Nadeem uses found photographs which she hand-cuts into intricate motifs, and superimposes them over images from books, calendars and magazines. Motifs derive from Islamic and Asian decorative patterns, some of which she magnifies or alters.

    By re-interpreting images from discarded ephemera, Nadeem creates imaginary landscapes. Growing up in rural Yorkshire, she cites an uneasy relationship with nature as an early influence on her work. Combined with childhood memories of horror movies, her images evoke fairytale forests and landscapes.

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  • Details
    Title
    Grey Mountain
    Date
    2000
    Medium
    Collage
    Dimensions
    height: 29.00 cm, width: 23.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist, March 2005
    Inscription
    none visible
    Provenance
    the artist
    GAC number
    18008