The work of Isabel Devos is a research between photography and painting plus an investigation on the literal border between nature and human culture. Since long Devos photographs the traces of water on sluices and shores. She isolates these parts from their context. A peculiar and abstract image arises, referring to the possibility of a landscape and the multi-layered characteristics of a painting. Notations of the water, naturally grown on human architecture.
We tempt to control nature by building waterways, sluices and artificial lakes. Nature nibbles at these borders. These contemplative landscapes point out the heart of the beauty of nature