Ferry's suite of ten unique new montage with mixed media works transport the viewer to a mountain idyll – we could be in the Alps, a cosy world of log cabins and meadows carpeted with wild flowers.
Ferry suggests the mood: “Here the scent of timeworn wood mingles with the fresh air, fragrant with cypress; the cabin’s door speaks of outdoor pleasures; listening to the sound of nature ” and then brings us back to earth with a bump, as he elaborates further: “within earshot of the council car park”, for this is no Swiss paradise, but closer to Shangri-La, a fictional mountain kingdom designed to feed our fantasies.
In some works, flowers are displayed as if specimens in cases. Ferry explains: “We could be looking at an act of post apocalyptic restructure of a pastoral scene that no longer exists.”
Ferry is an internationally renowned printmaker, Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts at Cardiff Metropolitan University, who has exhibited extensively in the UK and throughout the world, including solo exhibitions in Berlin, New York, Poznan and Seoul.
His work can be found in public and corporate collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ashmolean, Oxford; Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He is a past recipient of a Pollock / Krasner major award.