I cut out thousands of images of trees from the Yellow Pages phone books of New York and New Jersey, and arranged them into landscape collages. I have isolated images of nature that are specific to the NYC metropolitan area, thus editing out most of the built environment. Although the graphic styles of the trees run the gamut from color photos to black and white cartoons, and the species run from expected evergreens and deciduous trees to palm trees and cacti, the collages are unified by a consistent horizon and sense of depth. Using images from so many different sources produced a shifting perspective, similar to the changing viewpoint we experience while moving through a landscape.
More of Anne’s work can be seen at www.annepercoco.com.
All images courtesy of the artist.