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When the Earth Was Flat - by Lilith Yacub
 
     
 
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In my recent art practice I have focused on photographing repetition, texture, and form within the natural landscape to create compositions which playfully reference sculpture and painting. Photography is often understood as a representation of truth instead of a record of reflected light, leaving room to playfully challenge the viewer's assumptions. In my photographs I strive to push the image plane further towards a two-dimensional reading rather than a three-dimensional reading, challenging these natural assumptions.

My recent photographs have drawn me into understanding them as sculptural ideas distorted into two-dimensional fields of colour and texture. Since sculpture is so heavily reliant on photography to give it a broader audience, most of it viewed over history has been through publications of some kind. Therefore it would seem natural for me to think of my recent work in these terms. What distinguishes my work from traditional sculptural photography is the knowledge that the element photographed was not premeditated and constructed, but found on display in the natural world.

This is all meant to be a colourful display of what I’m attracted to in this world: from the repetitive horizon line I see in almost everything, to natural colour blends that happen in strong lighting conditions.

 
     
     
 
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