4. To Colombia
Continuing with the cut offs from the series ‘New Earth’, Samuel Petherbridge then built a second series of work. This time specifically made for those who helped fund his residency at 'Campos de Guiteirrez, in Medellin, Colombia. Unlike previous commissions, the artists was invested in finding new ways to communicate through the work and so in some works you may find a hidden narrative or personal subject that the artist shares with the individual. This approach helped push the artist out of old habits and into new territories like playing with the white space that frames the images. Similar to the role of a designer, Samuel Petherbridge was devoted to find ways to influence, give clues and create conversation through the collages he made, testing the boundaries between himself and the contributor.