The Shadow and It’s Shadow

 

I had owned a toy horse for many years, which I had originally bought in a charity shop. One day I decided to draw it’s silhouette on card, cut it up. I suspend it with wire and positioned the pieces, so that the shadow of the various pieces resembled a whole horse again. It was interesting but not enough for a photograph. i needed to make more elaborate. Salvador Dali had what he called Paranoiac Critical method, where he would position figures in a landscape and made them resemble a head. One day flicking through a book on Dali, I came across a tiny picture of one of them. So tiny in fact, that I had to get out my editing magnifier to make it out properly. Through the printing dots I could make a horse and a rider that looked like a face. I thought I would attempt it in shadow form.

 

MORE PROJECTS

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Butterfly Shadows

The Shadow of Butterfly Wings become faces

Reflect Upon This (Round Mirrors)

Experimentation with small mirrors

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Videos

Experimental and explanatory videos

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The Fetish

Vogue/Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award winning series of shoe images

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Azaleas

Spring blossoms in Azalea plantation

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The Butterfly Collector

Butterflies pinned to models with acupuncture needles

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The British Seaside

The Brits at play

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Spring Collection

Selection of  images taken over the years depicting flowers