Nicola Yeoman creates cryptic installations by altering and rearranging mundane objects. Often installed in abandoned buildings or outdoors, her ephemeral works live on in the form of photographs that become works of art in their own right. Many of Yeoman’s pieces explore typography. In one, she piled and hung wooden chairs in two sections of a room. Viewed from a specific angle, the chaotic arrangement of furniture forms the letter “D” with its negative space.
In another work, she formed the letter “X” by breaking wooden floorboards. Again, a specific viewpoint is necessary to view the shape. While “X” was executed through violent hacking (the floorboards were kept splintered and cracked), her Old English “T” was composed of gracefully draped, sheer fabric sheets amid a foggy forest. While she rarely creates installations in places where the public has access, her detailed photo documentation transports us into these haunting scenes.