London-based artist and photographer Ellie Davis captures magical visions of the forest. Her scenes feature both the natural beauty of an area and a creation of her own making. Davis” surreal, dreamlike images are mysterious, hinting at exploration and the realms of the unknown. The effect is at once inviting, soothing, menacing, and fraught with potential danger.
Davis uses centuries of humans” relationship with nature and the unknown to inspire her work. She takes influence from naturalists and scientists of the modern age, as well as fairy tale heroes and mythical creatures of ancient times. In her pieces, the forests swirl with smoke, open into mysterious passageways, and twinkle with stars. Each of her collections expand on a specific theme of exploration, alienation, and connection.
Between the Trees
Come With Me
Knit One, Pearl One
Smoke and Mirrors Heathland
Another Green World
Davis spent seven years creating these projects, and she doesn”t show any signs of stopping. Her fascination with forests encompasses science, folklore, psychology, and the connection humans inherently have to the natural world. You can see more of these series and others on Davis” website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.