An image of Untitled (star shaped leaves on dark brown background with three lighter coloured leaves)

Juliana Swatko

(United States of America, Australia 1952 – )

Untitled (star shaped leaves on dark brown background with three lighter coloured leaves)

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1981
Media
Photograph
Medium
thermal monoprint
Dimensions
25.6 x 20.6 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. image, pencil "J Swatko 1981".

Credit
Gift of the artist 1994
Accession number
340.1994
Copyright
© Juliana Swatko