Dan Rawlings has a sympathy for unloved and forgotten relics, and a fascination with nature’s resilience. This inspired him to create visions of a world where man’s impact is being slowly reclaimed by nature.
This theme is relevant to ‘Give Way’, which explores how the urban landscape has merged into nature.
His works lets us daydream about derelict roads, of walking them, no longer liminal but as a new landscape. Nettles and brambles with their inimical nature caution us as they envelope redundant street arrows, and traffic lights that flicker like the last moments of a wick. The stillness is invisible. This place is for all of us now.