Wertman's photographic landscapes mislead the eye. Something isn't
right in the images and yet they intrigue. Generally, several landscapes
are combined in a way that goes unnoticed until the smallest details
become visible. You could call it an old-fashioned way of creating
a collage. When Wertman transposes one landscape on to another,
a different ambiance arises.
In this way, a paradisiacal landscape for example, can suddenly
be hit by a tsunami or another disaster. It is remarkable that she
made her compositions before these disasters took place.
The book Broken Landscapes, which was published in 2009, can be
found at MoMA in New York and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In
2010, she participated in Quick Scan at the Dutch Photo Museum,