Present Greens (Landscapes Are Images) was an installation developed specifically for a large grass covered field on the grounds of Kulla Gunnarstorp castle north of Helsingborg. Surrounding the site are vast fields of crops and old trees, with the castle grounds and its buildings in the background. The work could be experienced from the road and bicycle path, Kattegattleden, which passes right by the field.
The installation consisted of 15 green mirrors, rectangular glass sheets painted with hues of green on the backside, held by wooden stands. Five different green hues which all related in varying degrees to the greens of the grass, trees and other vegetation in the surroundings were repeated in the work. The 15 green mirrors were placed forming a 50 meter long line along the east-west axis and they had 5 varying repeated angles.
Present Greens (Landscapes Are Images) operated as a measuring device which through its relation to its surroundings emphasized its ever-changing conditions. The greens of the landscape continually change throughout the day and the year, a distinct signifier of unceasing transformation.
Encountering the work one experienced simultaneously the reflection of ones background, the relationship between ones background and foreground, as well as the current relationship between the greens of the work and the greens of the surroundings.
15 glass sheets (1500 mm x 750 mm), 5 shades of greens spray paint, wood laths