Sharon Greenaway

Digital Artist and Creative Writer

Microcosm 2014

I particularly love this photogram.

I particularly love this photogram.

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MICROCOSM AT BENDIGO POTTERYMicrocosm 2014 Sharon Greenaway.

A large part of this body of work consists of delving into digital photograms, a technique I have been working on, on and off, since 2008 when I was inspired to try this after working in the wet lab at university.

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At university we worked on creating photograms (taking a picture without using a camera) in the darkroom. Now that I am far away from that lab I am enjoying creating similar imagery in a digital environment.

I use a flat bed scanner to scan the objects, laying them as flat as possible onto the glass top. I know I will get a limited depth of field, which adds to the magic of not being quite sure what I will achieve – very similar to working in the wet darkroom.

I am often presented with an image that is not quite what I had designed…but for me this is part of the magic of photograms.

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As the seasons change the flora and fauna live and die, often the only evidence of them being here is a feather or two (or many) wings of a dead butterfly, empty nests, gum nuts scattered over the ground or bark and branches stripped from the trees and tossed aside.

Mybody of work is inspired by these natural parts of the Junortoun bush as well as my love of gardening.

Sharon Greenaway

Eucy Young 2013   (SOLD.)

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4 comments on “Microcosm 2014

  1. Kheong
    January 13, 2014

    Congratulations Sharon, it’s a beautiful exhibition. I love the composition and lighting on the subjects; the images draw you into their world!

    • sharongreenaway
      January 13, 2014

      I am so glad Kheong that you loved the exhibition. I know I have gotten a lot of pleasure from creating the imagery.

    • sharongreenaway
      February 2, 2014

      Thank you Kheong, I am so glad they gave you pleasure

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