Inspired by people such as Nadia Attura, Ysabel May and a few others I set out to create my first photographic collage. This piece was created in Covid when the thought of our fragility and mortality was ever present. What happens to the departed? Do they just disappear or do they live among us in another dimension? I like to think they are celebrating as spirits, finally free from the confines of their human egg form. I have paired it with the beautiful furniture from AndrewDominic.co.za, one of my clients.
Printed on Hahnemuhle Cezanne Canvas and hand finished with pearlescent acrylics. Limited Edition of 15.
All prints are numbered and labelled with artist's signature, and come with a certificate of authenticity. The prints wrapped in acid free paper and rolled into art cardboard tubes where they will be safe until you take it to the framers. This also makes it easy to travel back home with your new print or for us to ship it directly to your front door.
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32alchemists My wife loved her birthday present! Thank you so much you two. It is beyond beautiful. And the whole journey was flawless. It feels like “Swans” was more than a purchase, it was an adventure of following the story of your art to our home. Thank you. Will send pics shortly.
Daria : Bruce — I got the prints last week, and they look beautiful! I’m so excited to get them framed and get them up! Thank you so very much for taking such time and care to get these printed, I just love them! Will keep an eye on your work in the future too.Thanks so much!!-daria
Bruce Boyd and Tharien Smith
After a few days of experimentation we dropped some ice blocks into a swimming pool and were mesmerised by the results. When immersed in water, the ice cracked and created a totally unique canvas. Within the process of freezing and thawing, strange and exciting things happened.We spent about a year photographing more than a hundred blocks of ice-arrangements. Most of the time the conditions weren’t perfect or the ice-blocks had developed a cloudiness, which obscured the flowers. After a few months we perfected the process and were able to get together enough material for an exhibition.
The processFlowers are frozen overnight in plastic containers and then photographed at dawn in the nearest pool, stream or puddle. Upon hitting the water the ice-blocks crack randomly and together with the bubbles formed during the freezing process, create an unique picture.Why ice? "I find it fascinating that ice can preserve something and at the same time also enhance or distort the beauty of it. For a few fleeting moments, we are treated to this preserved beauty, the past encapsulated perfectly, before the ice melts and flowers wilt. "