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The Deceit of Water -  Abstract geophotography of sea level rise by Sara Rawlinson

EXHIBITION MONTSALVAT AmalfiCoast_Italy_limited edition (out of 5) single exposure photograph printed on silk at 1 x 1.5 metre size - Sara Rawlinson

The Deceit of Water -  Abstract geophotography of sea level rise by Sara Rawlinson

3 Apr 2024 – 28 Apr 2024

To elucidate the femme fatale nature of sea level rise, Sara Rawlinson makes geo-photographs using intentional camera movement (or ‘camera painting’). Combining slow shutter speeds with physical movements akin to dancing, she literally washes the water up on the land, thus artistically and metaphorically eroding cliffscapes and flooding cityscapes and notable political buildings.

In the images, water, sun and rock all mingle together - toppling cliffs, weaving with sunbeams, and interrupting horizons. Intense texture and colour are layered with seeming tranquility throughout the series, leading the viewer to further explore the hidden complexities of sea level rise. In this way and in direct response to climate change and the perils of sea level rise, these images evoke an ephemeral, intimate, painterly aesthetic: subtly luscious and dangerously timely. 

Image: Sara Rawlinson, AmalfiCoast Italy, limited edition (out of 5), single exposure photograph printed on silk, 1 x 1.5 m.

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