Brief story about these images
The "Four Seasons" were made from a very simple construction of clear molten glass rod, resin mounted onto clear glass plate. These were the very first pieces of work that I produced in this medium. They were only really done as experiments with lighting over a long period of about 18 months, between the end on 1982 and the beginning of 1984. This particular set from 1983, I consider to be the best and most vibrant coloured. The clear glass plate was simply suspended against a white backcloth (in those days it was just an old white sheet hung in the bedroom) on to which I aimed illuminated gelatin filters. The colours therefore are just the colours of the light which you can see refracting through the rod and the globules of glass. Although I still like looking at this work for the simple imagery, the main reason I will always be pleased with it, is that it taught me everything I know about photographing glass - not as easy as it looks!
Availability of these images
The 4 Seasons are available signed/unframed in three sizes of hand-printed gloss Cibachrome*. They are individually mounted (matted) in either black or white. The mount is a quality artcard but flexible enough to be rolled for despatch. You will be able to put the work straight into a frame of the same size, or should you wish to, put a thicker conventional mount around the image area.The first dimensions are the Cibachrome followed by the overall dimensions of the mount.
*A gloss "Cibachrome" - not to be confused with the matt version, or any other product - is the highest quality photographic print, taken from transparency film as opposed to a negative. It is an extremely high gloss, plastic type of material, perfect for the image content of my work.
Photo-size 1 ....250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") into 500mm x 400mm (20" x16" approx).
Photo-size 2.....400mm x 300mm (16" x 12") into 600mm x 500mm (24" x 20" approx).
Photo-size 3.....500mm x 400mm (20" x 16") into 800mm x 600mm (31.5" x 23.5" approx).
Photo-size 4 ....You can specify a bespoke size of print or style of mount.
Prices on application - dependent on size, specification and presentation.
Lithographic prints.....One size only mounted in white/black core - overall size 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12"approx).
For those interested in photography
- The work was shot on a Mamiya C220. (2 1/4" x 2 1/4" square format).
- The lens used was a standard f80mm.
- The film was Kodak Ektachrome EPY 120, 50ASA (tungsten balanced).
- Aperture set at f4, exposure times were from 1/2 to 1/15 sec.