The work explores and confronts the readings associated with being situated in ‘natural’ woodland with the messages which are associated with viewing and using a gate. A gate is both a barrier and a means of admittance. It is a frontier between one location and another. It often embodies the notion of privacy, emphasising otherness and allowing for a certain exclusivity.
This type of gate is usually to be found bordering an urban property, a harmless indicator of self-contained domesticity. Here it subverts its normal function to emphasise the nature of a vista interrupted by a barrier. A glimpse, a provocation of something intriguing on the other side. What is it?