Mirage (II)

a circular but irregular blue print of indistinct shrubland over a topographic map
Mirage II 2023  cyanotype print on found map inimitables
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips to map
45 x 59 cm Unique state print $330
cyanotype print on found topographic map
Exhibition: Footings 2023 Nyisztor Studio, Melville
Experimental application of cyanotype onto a found map.

This work was created as part of the Terrane project, an artist in residence at the Western Australian Museum of the Goldfields in 2023. The project investigated representations of the nonhuman in the WA Museum Dwyer and Mackay photographic archive; the history of bioextraction in the form of trees cut down in the surrounding landscape for energy and mining; and mineral specimens from a historical teaching collection.