“The series Hidden Mothers references the early usages of photography. During this time photography was expensive and often one only had a handful of images during their lifetime. Exposure times were long and mothers who wanted a record of their children would often hide themselves under a piece of fabric and hold their children for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. These historic images are often referred to as “hidden mother” photographs. I have created formally similar images, as a metaphor for the unrecognised physical and emotional work that mothers do to support and nurture their children. Mothers are wrapped in colorful floral bed linens to elicit traditional notions of femininity and domestic spaces. The wrapping of each mother hides the details of her identity and functions as an expression of her inner psyche.”
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Enjoy some fresh brand new collages of mine.
These are all original mixed media pieces realised over vintage stuff and on sale on Saatchi Art.
Ben Cauchi realises contemporary photos with a surreal-metaphysical twist. The artist uses the wet-collodion photographic process, one of the very earliest photographic techniques.
After some months working on it with Rebecca, aka Photo Obscura, we finally published the project!
On her website there is a section about this collaboration called Naomi Vona x Obscura, where Rebecca selected a series of vintage photos from her extraordinary collection, and sent it to me to manipulate them.
The result is an exclusive set of collages on sale on Photo Obscura only. The project also includes the possibility to purchase a print of one of the pieces (Playing Cool) available in different sizes.
On her website you can also find plenty of retro photos and prints, all dedicated to the love of vintage snapshots. I hope you will enjoy it and please, don’t hesitate do give me your feedback.
Enjoy a new batch of my latest collages. You can find them available on Saatchi Art.
Enjoy another batch of collages over vintage found photos that I realised in these last weeks.
You can find them available on Saatchi Art.