“The Untroubled Mind” is the title of an essay by the painter Agnes Martin. (Sections of which come from notes for a lecture given by Martin at Cornell University in January 1972.) This series takes its name from that essay in which Martin talks about finding solitude in nature, inspiration and abstraction. “This painting I like because you can get in there and rest”.

Anita is looking to find peace and inspiration by being in the natural environment. She hopes to convey the calm she feels through her subject matter in her images.

“These images are about freedom from the cares of this world from worldliness… Art restimulates inspirations and awakens sensibilities that’s the function of art… It is an untroubled mind. Of course, we know that an untroubled state of mind cannot last so we say that inspiration comes and goes but really it is there all the time waiting for us to be untroubled again.
All the moments of inspiration added together make what we call sensibility.”

Works from this series are vignettes of nature and also of subconscious states.

The images were shot with a medium format camera, a Mamiya twin lens c330 using 120 roll film then printed on to watercolour paper. Analogue photographic techniques were employed to obtain detail and quality and then realised in a painterly manner though the size of the print and the quality of the paper.

Curators and Artists

  • nature
  • film