Landscape as Experience: An Integration of Senses and Soul


  • Barbara M Cheshire Barbara Cheshire Studio



The extent to which experiential and spiritual perceptions of the senses - in response to an event or place - can be transformed into visual art as a vehicle of communication, is yet to be understood. This paper, therefore, examines if a cohesive physical representation from a structured, visual art system is capable of developing a Christian experiential visual language that communicates a sensorial and transcendental experience of place; in this case North Queensland. Commentary on the physical representation subsequently tests if a holistic integration of one human’s sensorial response to place and an internal experience of Christian spirituality in that place can be communicated to the viewer through an art exhibition. The analysis found evidence to suggest that a spiritual essence of place - seeing place from inside and out - could be communicated and experienced by viewers of the exhibition.




How to Cite

Cheshire, B. M. (2016). Landscape as Experience: An Integration of Senses and Soul. ETropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, 12(2).