Kate Whiteford: Land Drawings/Installations/Excavations
Kate Whiteford is renowned for her approach to material, place and process, producing work from a variety of sources, from the traditional and enduring (such as her Corryvrechan Tapestry) to the unconventional and ephemeral (her land art in locations as diverse as Venice and Kenya), with the latter placing Whiteford within a lineage that recalls and references work by the likes of Michael Heizer and Walter De Maria. Inspired by the iconography of the ancient world, Whiteford's work explores the universal language of symbols from Ancient Rome and Egypt to the present day. "Kate Whiteford: Land Drawings/Installations/Excavations" focuses on key projects spanning her career, to give a fresh perspective on the process and context of each work. With an array of stunning images, as well as written contributions from the diverse perspectives of Richard Cork, Colin Renfrew and Richard Nightingale, this book promises an authoritative overview of the art historical, archeological and architectural aspects of Whiteford's work, while at the same time firmly placing it within a contemporary context.