red cloud (trophy)

a pale blue image of a man holding a dead eagle with red mud painted on obscuring his head and shoulders
Red cloud (trophy) 2023  cyanotype print with soil multiples
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips the nonhuman
73 x 58 cm Unique state prints, edition 6/7 available $880 each
cyanotype print with soil on Bergger Cot 320
Exhibition: Footings 2023 Nyisztor Studio, Melville
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.
This particular work is derived from historic imagery uncovered as part of research into the history of the woodlines by Phil Bianchi