“Into the woods” Jitka Hanzlovà


Jitka Hanzlovà “Untitled (Forest series 15)”
2004 c-print, 26.7 x 17.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 in.)
framed 49 x 37 cm (19 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.),
edition of 8, signed, dated and numbered verso

Jitka Hanzlová – photography / “Into the Woods” – John Berger

An article I noticed in the Orion, November/December 2006 issue articulated in words and pictures a bit of the fear and excitement a sort of calm intensity that, if given enough time to be in the forest, you can get in touch with. I find these qualities delightful and I am eager to explore…


Jitka Hanzlovà “Untitled (Forest series 19)”
2003 c-print, 26.7 x 17.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 in.)
framed 49 x 37 cm (19 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.)
edition of 8, signed, dated and numbered verso

More here and a wonderful slide show on the Forest series here…

I noticed that the sizes of the works are a very intimate scale – personal and to be looked at alone as an individual – less along the likes of a lot of contemporary wall poster work – to be viewed large – maybe that’s my own projection of perceptions – but there is a level of impersonality in large work – you just can’t be alone and quiet with it….

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