Circus Animals Desertion

1989

Psychologically and freely associative, these works represent a departure from previous techniques by combining large format photographs of many elements (i.e. staged sets, props, figures, drawings and appropriated images) and assembled digitally in post-production to compose complex narrative themes. The two-dimensionality of drawing, past memory, present and future experience interact in the shared three-dimensional dynamic of the photographic plane representing the crossroads of consciousness in a young woman’s perception of fantasy and sensuality. This work was produced in collaboration with the cutting edge technology of “Applied Graphics Technologies” utilizing the (pre-Photoshop) software, Quantel Graphic Paintbox to generate laser printed compositions on 8x10 original film and printed as Cibachrome photographs. This series was shown in a solo exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1989.

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© Dianne Blell

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