Dave Ronalds

Dave Ronalds is an artist based in Milton Keynes. For The Vorhh was made shortly after the artist read B. Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy (2012-18). It represents a composite image of mental impressions formed through the story’s narrative, which revolves around an ancient, sentient forest. This work is part of a broader series seeking to revitalise images from historical artworks, in this case The Ecstasy of St Teresa (1647-52) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). In this series of works Ronalds re-contextualises and manipulates historical images through the use of photocopiers and printers. The stuttering and bent images are then arranged and carefully copied in pencil, making the resulting work a simple drawing of a collage.

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