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An image of Untitled (branches crossed centre image, with spiked leaves and one flower) by Juliana Swatko

Juliana Swatko

(United States of America, Australia 1952 – )

Untitled (branches crossed centre image, with spiked leaves and one flower)
Media category
Materials used
thermal print

23.7 x 18.3 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. image, pencil "J Swatko 1980".
Gift of the artist 1994
Accession number
© Juliana Swatko
Not on display
Further information

Juliana Swatko's approach to photography is informed by her training in other fine arts media and, as a consequence, her work explores a range of experimental possibilities and alternative photographic processes. For instance, the chemical changes exploited during image-making reflect, metaphorically, Swatko's way of seeing - less interested in the actuality of objects than in their poetic, evocative potential. She sees similarities between her processes and how things in the world might encapsulate other ideas or experiences.

This photograph is a large format contact print which is the result of a photographic transfer between ultraviolet light sensitive paper, thermographic processes and, in this case, flowers, grasses and foliage. Under pressure, the transfer produced is the combined reaction of differing material densities, heat and pressure.

Exhibition history (1)

Magical realism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 2006–02 Apr 2006