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Blue spectrum and descent (5 variations V2)

Izabela Pluta


The making of these cyanotypes brought back the physical conditions of diving and depict footage captured by the artist from when she experienced the underwater Yonaguni Monument at the cusp of the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea. While harnessing sunlight to register the image, the works were affected by the wind and other environmental impacts that threatened to blow the negatives away. These circumstances of their making signalled back to the turbulent winds and currents which made the original dive precarious. This work undermines the exactness of image reproduction by employing chance in its materialisation to consider the legibility of the image. As such, the environmental conditions in which the imagery was originally obtained are subtly echoed in the making of this new work through a series of unrepeatable moments orchestrated by the elements. Blue spectrum and descent is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

Artist Izabela Pluta

Izabela Pluta is one of 51 finalists selected for the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

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Izabela Pluta

Product Information

  • Materials

    Cyanotype on watercolour paper

  • Size

    102 cm h x 164cm w

  • Made


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