Super lozenge

Snelling, P 2006, Super lozenge, (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Super lozenge
Author(s) Snelling, P
Year 2006
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Depth of field, MAC gallery UK touring exhibition, UK.
Dates 6 - 7 January 2006
Medium Screen and digitally printed textiles;
Summary "Depth of Field curators were Marlene Little (University of Central England) and Alex Boyd (Exhibitions programmer, mac). This pioneering exhibition explored interactions between photography and textiles in contemporary practice. Both emergent and established artists from the UK and provided a platform for discussion of a previously unexplored subject. Featured artists included Janet Stoyel, Shelly Goldsmith, Marcus Bunyan, Mark Wayland, Suzanne Hale, Deborah Crowe, Renata Savasi, Mary Maclean, Bharti Parmar, Marlene Little, Heledd Jones, Liz Rideal and Snelling.

Early styles of photography (named calotypes by William Henry Fox Talbot), allowed an image-maker to go from drawing on to media, using a camera obscura, to using the 'pencil of nature', the fixed camera, to create permanent photogenic images of life. One of Talbot's earliest experiments with salted paper prints was a piece of lace fabric recorded in 1845, showing a link associated with technological invention in photography with textiles, from the analogue to the digital.
Snelling does not use photography in the traditional sense. He prefers to use the term, 'still image capture' to reflect a digital process rather than an analogue one. His aim is not to create the final image through the lens, the photographer as artisan does that. He 'captures', which he sees as a technical, rather than an aesthetic, process of recording. The creative framing of the image is achieved using the computer in combination with other design inputs, such as drawn lines and repeat patterning. He captures or scans in a printed image, then uses software in several ways to enhance, reconfigure and re-colour the digital still image. Then, with digital printing, he reproduces that image on a variety of textile substrates. How image is captured and translated to cloth is similar to the process of transferring photography to a paper substrate. The significance of this research was to equate textiles with a photographic sensibility."

Subject Textile and Fashion Design
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