Marie Craig Abstract Photograph - Blue Gum 2
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Marie Craig
Blue Gum 2



By toning cyanotypes, using chemicals that turn the deep blue images to yellow, Craig's photographs fade and begin to disappear. Craig is curious about what happens when she stops the process at various stages, and when she lets the images ‘evaporate’ completely. Nothing lasts forever. Blue Gum trees, native to Australia, have survived for millennia by adapting and thriving in a climate where wildfires are common. Now invasive in many parts of the world, this 'gasoline tree' is a dangerous fire hazard, especially in the face of climate change, which is expected to make wildfires more common. White mat, framed behind glass in white wood frame, 14 x 17 inches Marie Craig’s photography considers objects that were once imbued with life but have since been abandoned. Juncture, Craig’s latest series, alludes to a turning point, the moment where a choice made profoundly alters the trajectory of what follows, whether evident at the time or not. She uses cyanotype, because in this early photographic process choice and chance factor equally into the outcome of each piece. Craig’s layered photographs expand on the concept of the overlap between concrete bodies, or still moments, and the life instilled in them. Though time forges ahead, it does not necessarily wear out life. Her photographs capture places of formative choice, incorporating both crystallization —intention and opportunity —and chance, the unpredictable life to follow.


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    H 8 in. x W 6 in. x D .001 in.H 20.32 cm x W 15.24 cm x D 0.03 mm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
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    Craig_Blue Gum 2
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