An image of Untitled

Debra Phillips

(Australia 1958 – )

Untitled

Location
Not on display
Further information

This series of diptychs consists of natural objects overlayed onto Landsat satellite images of the Earth, showing both the macrocosmic and microcosmic duality of life. The colours and textures of the images and the objects play off each other, encouraging us to recognise that small things can affect the big picture.

Philips was also interested the visual language of Polaroid and Landsat images, the technical data in the margins and the traces of the chemical process of the Polaroids. Such documentation and technical processes highlight the various ways of recording the Earth and its surface.

Year
1985
Media
Photograph
Medium
diptych: Polaroid photographs
Dimensions
85.9 x 126.9 x 4.8 cm frame :
a - left, 72 x 56 cm, sheet
b - right, 72 x 56 cm, sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Polaroid Australia Pty Ltd 1988
Accession number
325.2005.a-b
Copyright
© Debra Phillips