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Title

Untitled (branches crossed centre image, with spiked leaves and one flower)

1980


Artist

Juliana Swatko

United States of America, Australia

1952 -


About

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.


Details


Date

1980


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

thermal print


Dimensions

23.7 x 18.3 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. image, pencil "J Swatko 1980".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

336.1994


Artist information

Juliana Swatko

Works in the collection

18


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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