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Prayer Flags by Janet Preston


Janet Prestons work can be described as being on the cusp between printmaking and photography. All her work is derived from a series of photographs taken at various stages of dereliction, demolition or development.

The unnatural steep falling of a building fašade or a strange cropped part of a building, as in 'Prayer Flags' is important. Slightly tipsy, slightly suffering, somewhat falling.

Intriguing composition add to Preston's images. Older buildings are targeted for her compositions. The images are important memories, visual mementos of visual culture, architecture that is no more.
Artist:Janet Preston
Artwork type:photoetching
Material:intaglio ink on paper and photographs
Measurements:830 x 580 mm
Technique:photographic assemblage
Date:1994
Location:Editions of this work held in Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection and private collections
Culture:Northern Irish
Rights owner:Janet Preston
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:University of Ulster
Notes:Images of geographical, urban and architectural dereliction, demolition or development

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