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Alexandra Angus Microflora Chroma

Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022

My body of work represents two of my passions, often thought of in very separate terms: art and the biological sciences, particularly botany. My intent was to create an intersection where Art meets Science, the circular presentation hinting at microscopy. Using photography as a medium, I layered focal points of interest to contrast with my chosen backgrounds. Using a paintbrush in a traditional way and adding glycerine, food dyes, oil and gold leaf, the works blur the lines between the contemporary (digital photography) and the traditional (19th century botanical illustrations).

Influencing artists:
Ansel Adams
Deborah Cameron
Leila Jefferys
Lindy Lee
Margriet Smulders
Martin Klimas
Lasma Vitolina
Mary Butler
Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Kimiko Yoshida
Philjames
Janet Tavener
Raku Inoue
Chiharu Shiota
Oskar Fischinger

School

Wenona School

ARTEXPRESS year

2022

HSC year

2021

Process diary

Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Alexandra Angus, ARTEXPRESS 2022