"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
"The New Botanicals brings together my love of nature and creating images. The story of plants and the beauty in every stage of their life cycle fascinates me. Mostly discarded from people’s gardens or collected on my travels; my foraging uncovers treasures in the newly formed buds, plants unfurling to the warmth of the sun as well as the falling asleep and the skeletons of plants whose lives are complete.
The creation of these works brings with the process, a calm focus. I never know what I am going to find and the combinations come together quite intuitively. They are my imaginings, playing with the beauty I find to create The New Botanicals."