Single images from my Ophelia series are on sale for the next month at the Cupola Gallery, Sheffield as part of their annual Under the Bed sale.
The sale runs from 10th January to 4th February 2018 at the Cupola Gallery, 174-178 Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TD.
Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing methods, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional artistic representations of the story of Ophelia, both in image and process.
After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to simultaneously intensify and degrade the images. In the final stage I used out-of-date Polaroid film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.
Each emulsion lift is handmade by me and completely unique. The mounted, unframed original prints are on sale at £44 each. If you don’t mind mixing and matching edition numbers you can collect the full set of 6 in the sale.
Established in 1991, and hosting a wonderfully eclectic collection of beautiful work, Cupola remains one of the most respected contemporary galleries for the sale and exhibition of fine art & fine craft in the north of England.