April Gornik
Light in the Woods, 2009
Jacquard tapestry
66 x 95 in.
edition of 9

Light in the Woods is the second tapestry edition by April Gornik and revisits the serene, sylvan shadows of Bower (2006). Based on a photograph, Light in the Woods captures the kinetic ‘painting’ created when sunlight passing through a grove of trees results in a dappled effect on the forest floor. It is a straightforward moment from the natural world, but the combination of daytime darkness and Gornik’s grisaille palette adds up to a subtle sense of mystery and grandeur.