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a little lift off

aglaia b

Melbourne, Australia

Artist's Description

a little lift off
antique mirror
ambient views
this is me yesterday
when i stood before you
time and space has broken
we were once side by side
as the edges peel away
we now drift by the tide.
remember me always
i will fade from you now
i will be waiting for you here
when you decide to come around.
antique mirror
trust
i am within your new view
and there is nothing that will take me
from the centre of you.

A little lift off written by the extraordinarily talented Nicole Ryan
This image was shot on negative film then cross processed and the transparency was manipulated further using a Daylab printer and Polaroid pull apart film. Once the positive was formed, some citroclean was sprayed onto it and it was placed into a bath of water. The emulsion lifts off its backing and is floating literally like very fine seaweed in the water. Extreme care was taken to lift this emulsion out of the water and onto blotting paper. Whilst it is still wet it can be manipulated further into any shape you wish. In this case a very subtle border. Once dry it sets into the blotting paper. This is the final result. This is a very unique technique as you will never be able to reproduce the same image twice due to the fact that it is dependant on how carefully you retrieve the emulsion out of the water and how you manipulate it on the paper while it is wet.
More works created with this technique can be found here
A Polaroid film transfer of this image was also created and can be found here

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