Natura Autem Vivit, Sed Occisio de Felibus
|Natura Autem Vivit, Sed Occisio de Felibus||2019||cyanotype print||multiples|
|Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips||risk|
|114 x 152 cm (framed)||edition 2/3 available||$2200 each|
|unique state cyanotype print|
|Exhibition: City of Joondalup 2019 Invitational Art Prize||2019||Hillarys, Western Australia|
|Collection: City of Joondalup||2019||Joondalup, Western Australia|
Cyanotypes are an early photographic technique invented by astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. Paper is sensitised and then exposed to sunlight to turn uncovered areas of the image blue. Here, natural materials including bones have been combined with hand-drawn stencils. Quendas were once found throughout the southwest of Australia. But, unlike many other local marsupials, they still survive in pockets in the urban areas of Perth. Nature is alive, but [for] the killing of cats.
With thanks to the Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park and photographer Gary Tate.