LandEscape Art Review // Special Issue - Page 109

Gail Factor Land scape CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW For this special edition of LandEscape we have selected Metamorphosis, an interesting body of work that our readers have already started to get to know in the introductory pages of this article. We have highly appreciated the way Ms. Factor’s approach goes beyond a merely interpretative aspect of the contexts she refers to. As the late Franz West did in his installations, Metamorphosis reveals unconventional aesthetics in the way it deconstructs perceptual images in order to assemble them in a collective imagery, urging the viewers to a process of selfreflection. Would you shed a light about the role of metaphors in Ms. Factor's process? Metamorphosis developed over a period of years beginning in the 2000’s. I believe it displays the zenith of her artistic growth; at this point she harnessed some of her greatest strengths in all areas. You see a range of masterful color, combining rich jewel tones and strong contrast. The focus also transcends what used to be a more literal landscape, easily identified in the past, to a dynamic of forms that are suggestive of geographic space,