Isabel Crabtree - Parker

Isabel Crabtree Parker is a contemporary artist whose work encompasses themes of ecology and the environment. Captivated by the flora of the natural world, her artwork takes a ‘sublime’ approach inspired by the rapture of the Romantic Movement and channeled from a deep, spiritual connection to nature.  

For this exhibition, the artist works with imaginary landscapes and photographic references from the European Space Agency to display the intricate geological form of the Moon and Mars tusing earthly materials: Isabel employs sand, stone, spices and bark to build texture and imbue life into our barren planetary neighbours, expanding the idea of the “natural world” to encompass these extra-terrestrial bodies. The rusty, rocky deserts of Mars and the craters of our silver sister, the Moon, reveal themselves through painting, drawing and textiles as she turns the unknown into the tangible.