The Sublime Landscape

The word sublime is part of the discourse of philosophical aesthetics and literary criticism and for many centuries its meanings have been debated and contested. Beyond academic circles, generations of artists, writers, poets and musicians have sought to evoke or respond to the term. “The sublime” is many things: a judgement, a feeling, a state of mind and a kind of response to art or nature. This series of images represent a sample of my own response to the sublime nature of certain landscapes: landscapes that exhaust the ability of language to describe them.