Artist Description

Need to know: As this artwork is printed to order the lead time until shipping is 3 weeks.

Printed image size 60 x 72 cm
Paper size: 70 x 82 cm

Beyond Beyond Series:
infinite and infinitesimal

As an image maker, using photography as a medium, I have situated myself in the heart of the rural Overberg fynbos region. I am privileged to come across rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

I utilise a slow photographic process of long exposures with a continuously moving light source in creative documentation. I am in search of an essential yet elusive soul quality in everything I image.

Worlds within worlds open up to me through the macro lens. My work is an exploration of life and death on physical and metaphysical levels. I never actively kill but rather await serendipitous 'gifts'.

Beyond documentation, I fictionalise interspecies relationships, taking license to arrange my tableau mort.

This storytelling is presented as 'poetic ecstatic truth'. In this world I am the 'demiurge' (lesser god) re-animating life.

While three dimensional form features strongly in my work, an inner vision searches beyond form towards the void, where the universe pulses in and out of existence in ceaseless vibration.

I have titled this body of work beyond Beyond, inspired by the last line in the Buddhist Heart Sutra which poetically points to the path of awakening and the futility of using language to understand essential truths.

I aspire to expand concepts of our context. The Hubble telescope has imaged more and more of the seemingly boundless universe. I have used these awe-inducing composite photographs to situate my flora and fauna theatre interplays, fluctuating between the polarities of the infinite and infinitesimal, with an eye on the indivisible whole.

Divine Spark in Mutilated Darkness

Photographic Fine Art Edition by Kali van der Merwe
Materials used
archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper
Size
W:70cm x H:82cm x D:01cm (paper size unframed)
Ltd Edition of 25 + 2 Artist Proofs, signed
$650 
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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      Need to know: As this artwork is printed to order the lead time until shipping is 3 weeks.

      Printed image size 60 x 72 cm
      Paper size: 70 x 82 cm

      Beyond Beyond Series:
      infinite and infinitesimal

      As an image maker, using photography as a medium, I have situated myself in the heart of the rural Overberg fynbos region. I am privileged to come across rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

      I utilise a slow photographic process of long exposures with a continuously moving light source in creative documentation. I am in search of an essential yet elusive soul quality in everything I image.

      Worlds within worlds open up to me through the macro lens. My work is an exploration of life and death on physical and metaphysical levels. I never actively kill but rather await serendipitous 'gifts'.

      Beyond documentation, I fictionalise interspecies relationships, taking license to arrange my tableau mort.

      This storytelling is presented as 'poetic ecstatic truth'. In this world I am the 'demiurge' (lesser god) re-animating life.

      While three dimensional form features strongly in my work, an inner vision searches beyond form towards the void, where the universe pulses in and out of existence in ceaseless vibration.

      I have titled this body of work beyond Beyond, inspired by the last line in the Buddhist Heart Sutra which poetically points to the path of awakening and the futility of using language to understand essential truths.

      I aspire to expand concepts of our context. The Hubble telescope has imaged more and more of the seemingly boundless universe. I have used these awe-inducing composite photographs to situate my flora and fauna theatre interplays, fluctuating between the polarities of the infinite and infinitesimal, with an eye on the indivisible whole.

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      Artwork will be rolled in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.

      Packaging and insured shipping to door: $156


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