Broken Landscapes 2003 - 2008.
Photographs by Orna Wertman.
40 pp., 30 color illustrations, 11¾x8½".
Only at second glance does one notice that there is something wrong with Wertman’s
landscapes where a disturbance or an illogical natural relation raises more questions
than it answers. A breakwater doesn’t go into the sea but into a swampy landscape;
what seems to be sky is a field of ice in which absent trees are reflected; the birch
wood tree depicted also has its entire root system exposed. As these and other
colour collages demonstrate, the photographer’s work deals with the fragmentation of
perception, the concomitant experience of reality, globalisation and the permanent
danger of the unexpected.