Category: Mixed Media

True Colours II

The second incarnation of this work exploring deforestation. Taking the statistics of tree loss for a particular year, each ribbon is printed with a text showing the amount of tree loss in hectares for that country. The colours represent different types of forest (Tropical, sub tropical, temperate or Boreal), with the length and text stating the amount of tree loss. Vestry…


Spill Some environmental disasters get a lot of media attention, like the impact of oil spills. These works are concerned with the disastrous effects and explore how the initial shock and horror grabs peoples’ attention but the headlines disappear long before the effects do. ‘Spill’, An exhibition of works by Della Rees & Alke Schmidt, The Stone Space Gallery, Leytonstone, London, UK.


 Beneath Inspired by one particular photograph in the press, showing piles of dead coral forming small mountains on the sea bed, this horrific practice  was the result of intensive fishing with drag nets. This series of large drawings is concerned with the mostly hidden destruction of coral reefs. Mixed Media on Paper, 110 x 350 cm

Insects 2007

Mixed media, (Site specific Installation), 100 x 100 cm The front window of an Edwardian home is transformed into a cabinet of curiosity. Moths and butterflies fashioned from waste and cloaked in patterns constructed from the icons of modern street furniture, mobile phone masts, satellite dishes, aerials, lamp posts. Pinned through and suspended in time, reminiscent of the trophies gathered from un-spoilt…