Folded Colour evolved through the assembly and placement of acquired objects and unconventional scraps from my studio. These objects including paper, plastic and metal are arranged together to create intriguing yet delicate constructions that are then photographed on the studio tabletop. The application of various technical effects, including studio lighting and reflected light, distort the depicted objects that appear in the final photographs as unrecognisable visual entities.
The objects themselves are not important, but are used as a means to create the image. I use a 4x5 large-format camera to retain the fine detail found in the materials used, working with their surface, colour and form; but in the end there is no significance in the object itself; it's the image created which now holds importance.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Lydia Wegner is represented by ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
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