By Ludmila Vávrová, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
After the success of her projects, “Memory of Snow” and “Memory of Light”, Clare Maynard, a visual artist based in Wales is introducing a new project, “Memory of Fire”. Maynard‘s work is based on journeys she has made with the intention of connecting artistically with the landscapes and cultures of the regions she has visited. This exhibition of photographs stems from an interest in the culture of Etruscan history.
Maynard travelled to Lazio in order to walk amongst the remains of the Etruscan civilisation, including tombs, village foundations and other relics in the landscape. Some of the photographs represent the local foliage and food resources. The possible original uses of the land and the spiritual side of the culture in relation to animal symbolism and nature worship became a deeper interest for the artist over the course of her visit.
A selection of her photographs is available to view and purchase at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.