‘The Forest for The Trees’, was Plaything gallery’s inaugral exhibition and ran for three weeks in March 2009. It was not entirely a solo exhibition however as a film work was exhibited alongside the pictorial work, produced by my sister Leah Forsyth.
‘Forest for the Trees’, is a three part exhibition. A series of water colour illustrations, intricately detailed large scale ink drawings by Erin Forsyth, and a film composite by curator/creative/sister Leah Forsyth.
Once there was and once there was not a community of socially estranged characters dwelling in the depth of a never-ending forest. Hermits of human, furred, winged and multi-breasted varieties struggle to communicate from their neurotic isolation. Their gestures were or were not merely actions; but symbols of a frustration terminal to relationships.
This struggling woodland ‘society’, their dwelling and the works they embody personify a parallel that exists not only in social but in global situations; where each work, each character, each mark is sympathetic to the concept that all parts equal the whole.