Portholes - Scanned Water Photograms
When we look at a body of water, we see the surface, but what lies beneath? There is an element of intrigue, reverence and the unknown. These works are preliminary pieces associated with my Honours project which celebrates water and the emotional and cathartic pull that arises when we consider and experience its materiality. It is a provocative and symbolic element that we connect with in both an intellectual and sensual manner, perhaps because our own bodily fluid composition is seventy percent.
Water based photograms are unique captures that expose and reveal the turbulence, stability and chaos that emerges like a landscape out of a flat field of paper. These photograms have been digitally manipulated and back lit to closely reveal the detail and complexity of water and its enigmatic nature.
Each print is unique, spontaneous and one of a kind.