Scrapscapes by Peter McFarlane
The ‘Scrapscapes’ were born from a marriage between the circuit board paintings and sculpture, as the material used to create them came from the rejected objects and off-cuts from the latter two. In this merging, nightscapes were transformed into daylight scenes and a greater landscape dimension added. It had a political/metaphoric dimension as well in the refining of recycling to create a beautiful landscape as we aspire in our daily lives! It had a political intention as well as a metaphoric, reduce waste, recycle and create beautiful landscape from industrial waste much like we aspire in our daily lives, keeping our landscape beautiful as well mimic landscapes that both the country celebrates in art historically and exploits in industry.