Christine Gibbs - 'Illuminate'
Wednesday 15 August - Sunday 9 September 2018
Illuminate has its origins in a close connection between painting and photography through an exploration of painting with light.
The unique state prints are a fusion of painting and photography techniques that encourage interpretation. Experimenting with colour, composition and light the aim was to create a painterly effect. The methodology involved compositions using natural food dyes, vinegar and lemon juice. Salt masks and collages from petals and twigs add depth and dimension. Varying degrees of exposure in natural light and in the darkroom embody the vast sensitivity of light and dark in the natural environment.