About this artwork

Rhodes predominantly paints her landscapes on small boards, which contradicts the scale of the sprawling scenes she depicts. This work is, however, relatively large. She looks to geography textbooks and aerial photographs as her source material, creating composite expanses which are just far enough away to deny the viewer insight into the land below. Rhodes is intrigued by land which has been transformed in some way, considering it a particularly human trait to interfere with nature. In this scene there is not a section which has not been altered in some way. However, an industrial landscape would normally be bustling with activity, yet in Rhodes’ view there are no people, cars, or movement. The scene is still and deserted, which creates a mysterious, almost ominous atmosphere.

  • title:
    Industrial Belt
  • accession number:
    GMA 5001
  • artist:
    Carol RhodesScottish (1959 - 2018)
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  • materials:
    Oil on board
  • date created:
    2006
  • measurements:
    71.50 x 81.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Standard Life Gift Acquisitions Fund 2008
  • copyright:
    © Estate of the Artist

Carol Rhodes

Carol Rhodes