Carly Le Cerf explores the fragility of farmed landscapes and the delicate balance that exists between degradation and nurture. She is inspired by the way we sculpt our environment and replicate this in the making process. She uses encaustic medium (refined beeswax, pigment and dammar resin) and mixed media to layer, carve and scrape back until the landscape is formed and thoroughly expressed.
Carly enjoys painting in aerial perspective, which enables her to take in the landscape in its entirety and see the impact of human interaction. The changing colours and patterns are an endless source of inspiration. From a great height, the continuous belts of habitat that are gradually forming across agricultural landscapes can be seen.