The Wood Between the Worlds

Flora McLachlan



23 January - 20 February
Sarah Wiseman Gallery

"The uncut forest, the pathless forest. I’m choosing small pieces of reality and making something of my own out of them, dreaming images from tiny brief glimpses that possibly don’t even exist, but I have a spark of recognition when I see them…I have to follow that gleam in the distance, and see what I find there...this is my quest into the forest. A fleeting glimpse of something seems more powerful than a full view, as it contains yearning and desire…it leaves space for your own dreams, your own images, in its uncertainty."

-Flora McLachlan


Image: Flora McLachlan, 'A Bed For Dreaming In'
Installation, Wales

The Wood between The Worlds


Flora McLachlan

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"What do I do? Start looking out of the studio window, start painting, seeing what is there, and then moving slowly beyond, into the images that rise up"


Studio Window


Oil on board
H 25 x 30 cm
H39.3 x44.52cm Framed
£600

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To Go In


Oil on board
H 18 x 22 cm
H32.4 x 35.7cm Framed
£600

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Deeper Into The Forest


Oil on board
H 25 x 35 cm
H39.7 x 49.5cm Framed
£600

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Farther Up And Further In


Oil on board
H 25 x 30 cm
H 39 x 43.8cm Framed
£600

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Wildernesse


Oil collage, oil pastel, charcoal on found board
H 56 x 142 cm
£1600

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Flora McLachlan at work in her studio, May 2020







Part of Flora McLachlan's exploration of the themes in her recent body of work is variations of her etchings. These are unique monoprints where the artist has experimented with colour, emphasising or expanding and developing elements of the compositions with gouache, pastel or watercolour, sometimes even adding details using collage.

The main editions of the etchings in black and white are also part of 'The Wood Between The Worlds' and can be purchased framed or unframed.





The Goat Girl


Etching, watercolour and pastel
Monoprint, unique
H 40 x 44 cm image size
H 58 x 61.9cm Framed
Framed
SOLD

In The Grove


Etching, gouache, pastel
Monoprint, unique
H 40 x 44 cm image size
H 58 x 61.9cm Framed
Framed
SOLD



"I etch. Here is my heart. The veins are trees and the heart is an overgrown chapel with a candle in the window."




Out of The Garden


Etching
H 40 x 44 cm image size
H 58 x 61.9 cm Framed
Edition of 50
Framed
£380

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Underworld


Etching
H 40 x 44 cm image size
H 58 x 62 cm Framed
Edition of 50
Framed
SOLD



Kindling (Study)


Pencil drawing
H 22 x 20 cm
H 33 x 35.6 cm Framed
£600
SOLD


Lithographs


Residency, discovering the spirit of a place, absorbing it into your own story, making it your own, seeing through your lens.

"These lithographs began on a residency at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris. The town can be seen in glimpses overlaid with imagined myths and fairy tales as I work through the presence of this new place in my mind’s eye.”







In a time when we all feel out of place, our normal connections and movements inhibited, Flora McLachlan takes us on a wild and thrilling journey through that in between space. The space where we day dream, where we journey via a hint or a suggestion that takes us to somewhere magical.

It is brave to open your subconscious at such a time, to meditate on nature and our true sense of self. I believe that by being connected to our true selves in such a powerful way we can endure. We see this endurance in Flora’s work as she goes deeper and deeper into her imagination creating a rich layered imagery.

The exhibition is a triumph of mind over matter, where Flora completes her quest, to explore the inward and outward nature of her own imagination and bring into being her story through this collection of art works.

Sarah Wiseman | Gallery Director


The Wood Between the Worlds

Flora McLachlan

23 January- 20 February
Sarah Wiseman Gallery
01865 515123
www.wisegal.com