scottish thistle

aglaia b

Melbourne, Australia

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A big thank you to the ever so talented writer Nicole Ryan for her writing. Her delightful words go with these images so nicely.
An itch in time
There were parts of me
she could never touch
those pieces
he would never rush
slow growing
behind fences
and faces
different times
small spaces
our places; filled with
lucid lines
dreams of sensored spines
and yesterdays that lingered.
The edges were laced
with prickly hearts
sad endings
powdered darts
simple starts
enough to keep it safe
enough to chew and waste
those pieces of ourselves
that were better.
You never wondered
I never counted
the amount of times that thistle stung
It doesn’t grow there anymore
we wouldn’t know where to explore
these things don’t exist
in my skin.
We burnt it all with yesterday.
© ryan
These three images were shot on transparency film and the transparencies were manipulated further using a Daylab printer and Polaroid pull apart film where the film is pulled apart before a positive can be processed. The dyes remaining on the Polaroid film were then transferred by rolling onto blotting paper. This is a very unique technique as you will never be able to reproduce the same image twice. There will always be a different amount of dye remaining on the film each time you do it making each image different from the last. They are presented here as a series.
More works created using this technique can be found here

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