Linda Westin
Illuminated Dendrology

May 17 2019

Linda Westin’s portraits of the woods are strongly influenced by her background in imaging neuroscience. Especially the way she works with color is reminiscent of this experience with fluorescence microscopy, where she illuminated neurons instead of tree branches. Now she uses a camera to bring this way of seeing from the nano world to our human scale. Revealing the unifying morphology of macrocosm and microcosm.

As above, so below. It is this integration of parallel perceptions that makes me love her art even more.

In the middle of the forest there’s an unexpected clearing which can only be found by those who have gotten lost.
Tomas Tranströmer