The impulse to make this work came from an image Linnéa Gad saw in early 2018 of golfers on a green in Eagle Creek California, while a forest fire raged violently behind them. Here Gad perverts the idyllic image of a golf course, creating an ominous, ambiguous landscape where illuminated golf balls form a suspended halo in a blank field. Developed out of several layers of aquatint, Gad etched into the copperplate using only brushes to cut through the spitbite, lending the image its subtle tonal variations.
Linnéa Gad, b. 1990, Stockholm, Sweden, is an artist working across painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, performance and installation. She received a BFA with Honours from Parsons The New School, New York, and currently lives and works in Stockholm.
7.5 x 11 inches unframed
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