Untitled (overlapped stems, branches and leaves with bunch of long leaves/grass)
United States of America, Australia
- Media category
- Materials used
- thermal monoprint
- 23.7 x 18.2 cm image/sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. image, pencil "J Swatko 1980".
- Gift of the artist 1994
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Juliana Swatko
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Magical realism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 2006–02 Apr 2006
Emanations: The art of the cameraless photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand, 29 Apr 2016–14 Aug 2016
Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, 10 Mar 2018–27 May 2018
Other works by Juliana Swatko
See all 18 works