In reference to his artworkpublished in the book "LANDMARKS".
(This is the book we used as a reference in class.)
In reference to his expedition into the Tasmanian Wilderness in 1994.
It is Wolseley's method of work to arrive at a given site and to camp there for weeks or even months at a time.It is a strategy he uses to develop a closer relationship between the artist and nature.
He keeps a journal and in it records his feelings and the observations he has made of the environment, plantforms and wildlife.
Many of his works are done on numerous sheets of paper that are then stuck together.their joints remaining visible, yet the works can still be seen as a continual whole. His works are considered to be landscapes and can be interpreted from numerous points of view. There is a mixture of aerial (as seen from above) observations, cartographic (map making) markings and often notes on the geographical formations. Combined with this, there are often smallbut very detailedstudies of different parts of that environment, whether they are plantforms, rock formations or insect life.
His landscapes do not take on just a traditional form, nor are they just a collection of scientific observations, but are an integration of both. His works invite the spectator to enter the works, to explore it and to discover new realities within it, a mixture of visual stimuli and textural observations. There is no one given interpretation.
Wolseley's exploration of the environment is a record of his experience of the wilderness itself. It is not a reading of nature but a collection of evocative observations which introduce the viewer to a certain slice of the environment and prompts them to see theworld a little differently.
Wolseley in his depictionsuggests to the viewer the possibility of seeing it in an almost primeval state. It is at the same time exotic and strangely familiar,