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Erola Arcalís     Shipwreck studies  On myth and representation       Daguerréotype       La mesa de los ausentes     Rehearsing the real      Lethe    about





Grotto I




On myth‭ and representation‭ ‬is an investigation on 18th and 19th century gardens as constructions that emulate elements of nature and often become‭ ‬a ground for representation of mythological creatures and tales through the landscape‭.‬ Grottos‭, ‬towers and other follies are built to transform the pastoral idea of nature to give it a more meaningful and magical dimension, bringing into question ideas on representation, authenticity and theatricality.






A Fortunate Isle




a folly is glass‭,
‬and bones

and a hank of weeds‭.

‬Is at once cheerful and morbid‭,
both an ornament for
a gentelman’s grounds
and a mirror for his mind‭.‬





Portal to the Lebanese cedar tree





Grande cascade







Ruins that never were /growing ferns
silver gelatin print
27 x 35 cm




Fox-Talbot’s tree
silver gelatin print
27 x 35 cm








Erola Arcalís     Shipwreck studies  On myth and representation       Daguerréotype       La mesa de los ausentes     Rehearsing the real     Lethe    about