Carbon paper markings transferred to paper, dimensions variable
Addressing the tradition of the British Landscape and painting out in the open, directly from nature, Carbon Footprints departs from Constable reproductions. Placing carbon paper underneath, Laufer drew directly on the reproductions, tracing Constable’s marks – arguably the foremost figure in the genre – as a way of revisiting the theme.
The visibly vibrant bluish marks left on the paper echoes the experience of the British wilderness and the romantic notion of artistic journeying in nature. Yet here, the sense of discovery, excitement and grandeur was reproduced from home and remains “environmentally friendly”.