Scott Mead Fine Art Photography

London  |  New York

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2015

8 June - 16 August 2015

Looking Back was selected to hang in Gallery IX in the 2015 Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. 

 

Looking Back is about reflecting on life's experiences and contemplating the future. The winding road, leading to the large tree and disappearing out of sight, suggests the path of life's journey.  And the centrally positioned and symmetrical tree could be seen as a 'Tree of Life' motif bringing to mind the many ideas, directions and choices we consider or dismiss, and then explore and eventually decide to pursue. The 'Tree of Life' has in similar forms been a subject expressed visually by many cultures over thousands of years, underscoring the commonality of the human experience over time, place and generations.