"My name is Virginia Woods-Jack and I have a photographic practice that spans both art and industry . I grew up surrounded by big landscapes, small town narratives and with a big imagination; I am a thinker and an observer all of which feed into my work. I love to immerse myself in my projects with notions of my personal relationship with nature, time and place, being recurring themes in my work.
My work has been exhibited in exhibitions and art festivals around the world including the prestigious Arles Festival of Photography in the South of France, The Month of Photography Los Angeles and The City Gallery Wellington. My work is held in both private and public collections.
Art and industry have taken me to many great places with some amazing people, a recent residency on K'Gari (Fraser Island) off the coast of Queensland Australia allowed me to explore the fragility and beauty of the landscape and eco systems in juxtaposition with the management of tourism on the island. "
The New Botanicals:
"Every subject in The New Botanicals is testimony to an observation and exploration of the natural landscape. This work takes time and patience with the seasons setting the pace.Each one is an individual discarded from a garden or foraged, all chosen for their particular nature. This series explores a deeper appreciation for their beauty and speaks to the relationship between my eye and the natural world.
The newly formed buds, plants unfurling to the warmth of the sun and the ensuing fall into sleep. The life contained in seed heads and the skeletons of plants whose cycle are now complete. In this state of constant change something is always dying, and equally something new is being born “