Mary Mattingly: First Light/ Last Light

I came across these photographs on the website and they took my breath away. They have been superimposed to create a cross and are inspired by living in an isolated place. The isolation of some of the points along the Humber is something I enjoy experiencing. The stillness and quiet inspire a meditive viewpoint. The artist is concerned with responding to the environment and the idea of the sublime. I am also interested in capturing the power and beauty of dramatic light in a landscape and it’s emotional effect on the viewer.

First light / Last light

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“The cross photographs are taken during the first and the last light of the day, on the Winter Solstice. I began taking these photographs to attempt to capture my experience with sublimity, while living alone in the desert of the American Northwest in the year 2001.” Mary Mattingly

About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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