Tom Hammick's work is concerned with using landscape as
metaphor: for the human condition, states of mind, and a sense of
love and loss for our natural world.
Expanding upon his recent exploration into depictions of the
English landscape through the aesthetics of Japonism, Hammick's new
woodcuts show an alteration into his approach to space.
He confronts the relationship between figure, ground and pattern
with the conjunction of inside and outside spaces. Flattening and
stretching the expanse within the composition, he creates a
utilitarian minimalism of the basic components of a picture.
As the viewer experiences these works together, they witness
(Hammick create) a journey through several panoramas. Hammick
stretches a visual narrative across the surface of the picture; the
same lone figures reappear through several of his compositions,
altering senses of time.