There was something unnerving about standing for long periods in this forest well away from any path. The pines would creak in the wind and the lack of landmark in this pattern of trees would be frequently disorientating. It is rare you see such a patterned natural landscape and one that really works when you can relate the height.
The forest painting of Gustav Klimt is a strong influence here. This is one of the few landscape paintings I did on this trip – despite staying in a relative wilderness – that didn’t depict any influence of mankind, such as a path, bridge or the lodge. I often use artificial features as visual devices to explain the scale, space and our physical relationship to the landscape.