Growth defines the landscape, whether or not it is hampered by human intervention. Through the carefully detailed rendering of limbs and branches, Alex Porter’s art depicts the language of this natural process. The gesture of these landscape elements is of greater importance than the scenes than they eventually compose. His pieces represent a vital chaos, one that is a constant presence wherever it can take hold.
Alex’s process was developed primarily in consideration of this way of looking at the landscape. His pieces are laboriously hand-drawn ink-on-paper works entirely comprised of careful, purposeful marks. This is done, not in the service of crafting an illusion of nature, but rather committing to meditating on its process. To avoid becoming primarily ‘scenery’, the content of his images is displayed in form, but without color or depth.