SAM DOCTOR

 

My practice examines the emotional, spiritual and psychological states that landscape can provoke. My work shares an affinity to landscape where nature is imbued with a pregnant sense of aesthetic and spiritual potentiality. This spirituality is not be thought of in terms of institutionalised religion, rather in my work it might be an artistic act of devotion that seeks to penetrate what Henri Bergson called the e'lan vitale, the imponderable creative force of life and nature. Through the mediums of Video, photography and sculpture I construct installation spaces, where the terrains in my work be they forests, volcanoes, glaciers or vast expanses engulf my characters and reduce them to brute instinct.