DEEP SEA

Apple distortions - genders
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Secrets from the Deep Sea

2013 – 2015

photography, cyanotype, triptych, 35/50 cm

 

Secrets from the Deep Sea examines one possibility for visual representation of self-preserving forms of life. The biomorphic symmetrical compositions impress with the semiotic value of the circle - the figure of perfection and preservation, and thus seek a visual expression of the internal circulation of energy in the imaginable forms of life.

The images are composed of pictures of apples captured directly or in a distorting mirror. The symmetry is developed in sequences where the harmonic image is changeable, a result of the copying of the pictures on a large photographic plate. The possibility for bringing together, rotating, and superimposing two identical negatives produced impressive forms with organic and genital suggestion. The mirror symmetry is a widely used pattern, best known in the popular culture from klecksography, part of which is Rorschach's inkblots test.

 

Notwithstanding this consideration, the visual expression achieved by sequentially structured negatives is a successful way to convey my internal perception of the cosmic archetypes of life. The sequence of still-lifes shows the apples in their original whole but also bearing the traces of contact with human activity - cut, peeled and bitten into. I copied the pictures in a cyanotype whose blue colour conveys my feeling for the secrets of the life in the deep sea.