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Return to the Sublime

Series 2

(Hand-crafted Gum Bichromate prints)

The images in this body of work represents our shared yearning to reclaim our sense of identity and connection within the growing complexity of a global existence and an enduring longing to transcend the everyday havoc of our modern world and reconnect with the natural world. On a deeper level it is a visual exploration of sonder- the realisation that all those we share the planet with has an inner life as vivid and as complex as our own.

 

Gum Bichromate printing is a 19th-century photographic printing process done by layering watercolour pigments that are prepared in a light sensitive emulsion and then applied in multiple layers using single colour split negatives. Gum prints are capable of rendering painterly images from photographic negatives. The process is labour intensive and every individual image created is unique. 

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