greenwork (aerial wall)

Title

greenwork (aerial wall)

Subject

Virginia
Art

Description

Rosemary Laing's photographs are deeply theatrical and hover between fantasy and reality. In this work, she renders the seemingly impossible possible by exclusively using digital manipulation. In greenwork, (aerial wall), Laing explores the theme of visual perception by depicting a distorted wall on intense blurred green that bisects an immense tree canopy. As her source material, Laing references a black and white photograph, View from Nimbin Rocks taken by Australian photographer Peter Elliston that she then digitizes, hyper-saturated with color, and distorts to create the illusion of a time warp.

Creator

Rosemary Laing (Australian, Born 1959)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

TAU_ART_000133
2007.007

Date Created

1995

Is Part Of

Taubman Museum of Art

Medium

photograph
digitally altered image

Provenance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of Jerome and Ellen Stern

Files

TAU_ART_000133_0001.jpg

Tags

Citation

Rosemary Laing (Australian, Born 1959), “greenwork (aerial wall),” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed September 16, 2019, http://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/957.