Michael Reisch

Landscape, 7/004

About this artwork

In 2007, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery commissioned Reisch to create a series of works to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford. Reisch responded to Telford’s dramatic intervention in the Highland landscape with an equally spectacular transformation of his own. Using the latest modelling software, he produced views of nature artificially generated on the computer. With all signs of human habitation removed – no sheep, fences, houses or roads – his photographs take on a utopian, even primordial dimension. This scene is particularly poignant as it shows Glencoe, a landscape etched in Scottish history for the infamous Glencoe massacre of 1692.

Michael Reisch

Michael Reisch