2019 Lumachrome Glass Prints for sale

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These works are the result of genuine collaboration with the landscape. They are literally constructed from light, earth and flesh. I love this technique of lumachrome glass printing for its ability to make dead animals and birds seem alive again. It is light alone that manifests these colours and shapes- not paint or anything that can be completely controlled.

I have largely invented this process, which involves arranging blood, clay, sticks, leaves, seeds, resin, ochres, etc., with road-killed animals or birds, on light-sensitised paper. Exposed 24 to 36 hours, while the sun arches east to west, fibre papers produce surprising arrays of colour. Over this I layer cliche-verre plates coated with resists of wax or paint, scratched with wire to create lines.

Sometimes I run electric currents over these plates to produce crystals in the ochre. For finer detail, I use chemigram variants, painting compounds like selenium or copper chloride directly onto feathers, scales or fur. I have called this Lumachrome glass printing because light produces colours in the emulsion (Lumachrome) and I use layered glass plates.

My process is different, adaptive, for each print. If an animal is still bleeding, I paint its blood into the image during exposure. Ochres, seeds, sticks, and other materials, are sourced where the animal or bird was found. If maggots and flies appear, their tracks are incorporated into the work. When the print is complete, the creatures are respectfully buried.

(From BETA magazine issuu 30)

See a slide show gallery of 2019 Lumachrome Glass Prints


Agnes was born in rain, and to rain she returned– a single drop falls into the Murrumbidgee River, into her mother’s body, and disappears

Lumachrome glass print, chemigram, cliche-verre. Baby brown snake from Helen’s garden, seeds and clay on fibre paper. 33 hours under marked perspex in very bright summer light, starlight and stormlight.

Editioned prints 50cm x 33cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

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In the afterlife, Rudolf struggled to say goodbye to gorges and riverstones, the oyster-coloured light of deserts, and so he lingered

Lumachrome glass print and chemigram. Roadkill Eastern Water Dragon, painted in selenium, and exposed 32 hours under marked perspex in full summer light and high humidity.

Editioned prints 65cm x 40cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

rudolf


Melissa singing from inside the storm, over Brown Mountain, lulling white eucalypts to sleep

Lumachrome Glass Print, Cliche Verre, Chemigram. Roadkill Eastern Brown snake, sticks, dried leaves, shed python skin, and clay on fibre paper. 32 hours in full summer light.

Editioned prints 67cm x 43cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

melissa singing from inside the storm, over brown mountain, lulling white eucalypts to sleep_ lumachrome glass print_roadkill brown snake, sticks, dried leaves, shed python ski


Zebra finches herald rain, over the salt lakes at Mina Mina – women’s sacred country

Lumachrome glass print, cliche-verre. Beach-drowned jellyfish on fibre paper, under perspex marked with sticks, pencil, ochres and seeds. Exposed 22 hours in full summer sun, and a sprinkling of rain.

Editioned prints, 65cm x 43.5cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

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Four birds and a lizard return to their ancestors, on spider-strings, over Mt Cooroora, in Kabi-Kabi Country

This work was created at The Cooroora Institute in the South-East Queensland Hinterlands.

Five panel Lumachrome glass print, chemigram, cliche-verre. Landscape and sky: cliche-verre and lumen from beached jellyfish, shed python skin, echidna spines, spiders, human hair, garnia seeds, twigs, rainforest ochres, oil paint, vegemite, petals and crystals made from copper chloride and acid with a current run through it – with roadkill southern boobook owl, roadkill masked lapwing, roadkill eastern water dragon, roadkill purple swamp hen, roadkill rainbow lorikeet on fibre paper. Exposure times of between 29 and 41 hours under acetate and perspex in humid conditions. Summer light and rain light.

Editioned prints, complete set of five panels, 70cm x 158cm
(editions of 10) available from Maunsell Wickes Gallery September 18, 2019

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Mel lifting to her ancestors, on a spider-string, over Mt Cooroora, in Kabi-Kabi Country

Fifth panel of five Lumachrome glass prints, chemigram, cliche-verre. Landscape and sky: cliche-verre and lumen from beached jellyfish, echidna spines, shed python skin, spiders, garnia seeds, twigs, rainforest ochres, oil paint, vegemite, petals and crystals made from copper chloride and acid with a current run through it – with roadkill southern boobook owl, roadkill masked lapwing, roadkill eastern water dragon, roadkill purple swamp hen, roadkill rainbow lorikeet on fibre paper. Exposure times of between 29 and 41 hours under acetate and perspex in humid conditions. Summer light and rain light.

Editioned prints, 70cm x 30.5cm
(editions of 10) available from Maunsell Wickes Gallery September 18, 2019

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Anika lifting to her ancestors, on a spider-string, over Mt Cooroora, in Kabi-Kabi Country

Fourth panel of five Lumachrome glass prints, chemigram, cliche-verre. Landscape and sky: cliche-verre and lumen from beached jellyfish, echidna spines, shed python skin, spiders, garnia seeds, twigs, rainforest ochres, oil paint, vegemite, petals and crystals made from copper chloride and acid with a current run through it – with roadkill southern boobook owl, roadkill masked lapwing, roadkill eastern water dragon, roadkill purple swamp hen, roadkill rainbow lorikeet on fibre paper. Exposure times of between 29 and 41 hours under acetate and perspex in humid conditions. Summer light and rain light.

Editioned prints, 70cm x 30.5cm
(editions of 10) available from Maunsell Wickes Gallery September 18, 2019

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Ross lifting to his ancestors, on a spider-string, over Mt Cooroora, in Kabi-Kabi Country

Third panel of five Lumachrome glass prints, chemigram, cliche-verre. Landscape and sky: cliche-verre and lumen from beached jellyfish, echidna spines, shed python skin, spiders, garnia seeds, twigs, rainforest ochres, oil paint, vegemite, petals and crystals made from copper chloride and acid with a current run through it – with roadkill southern boobook owl, roadkill masked lapwing, roadkill eastern water dragon, roadkill purple swamp hen, roadkill rainbow lorikeet on fibre paper. Exposure times of between 29 and 41 hours under acetate and perspex in humid conditions. Summer light and rain light.

Editioned prints, 70cm x 30.5cm
(editions of 10) available from Maunsell Wickes Gallery September 18, 2019

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Karla lifting to her ancestors, on a spider-string, over Mt Cooroora, in Kabi-Kabi Country

Second panel of five Lumachrome glass prints, chemigram, cliche-verre. Landscape and sky: cliche-verre and lumen from beached jellyfish, echidna spines, shed python skin, spiders, garnia seeds, twigs, rainforest ochres, oil paint, vegemite, petals and crystals made from copper chloride and acid with a current run through it – with roadkill southern boobook owl, roadkill masked lapwing, roadkill eastern water dragon, roadkill purple swamp hen, roadkill rainbow lorikeet on fibre paper. Exposure times of between 29 and 41 hours under acetate and perspex in humid conditions. Summer light and rain light.

Editioned prints, 70cm x 30.5cm
(editions of 10) available from Maunsell Wickes Gallery September 18, 2019

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Tamsin lifting to her ancestors, on a spider-string, over Mt Cooroora, in Kabi-Kabi Country

First panel of five Lumachrome glass prints, chemigram, cliche-verre. Landscape and sky: cliche-verre and lumen from beached jellyfish, echidna spines, shed python skin, spiders, garnia seeds, twigs, rainforest ochres, oil paint, vegemite, petals and crystals made from copper chloride and acid with a current run through it – with roadkill southern boobook owl, roadkill masked lapwing, roadkill eastern water dragon, roadkill purple swamp hen, roadkill rainbow lorikeet on fibre paper. Exposure times of between 29 and 41 hours under acetate and perspex in humid conditions. Summer light and rain light.

Editioned prints, 70cm x 30.5cm
(editions of 10) available from Maunsell Wickes Gallery September 18, 2019

cooroora panel 1


There are strings, the echidna told me, like electric wires, that bind a spirit to its country

Lumachrome glass print, chemigram and cliche-verre. Roadkill echidna, flowers, wax, mud and resin on fibre paper, 30 hours under paint-scratched perspex.

Editioned prints, 65cm x 39cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

echidna


After everything – rain and road, the uncertain drift over Mt Cooroora, Matilda opened her eyes and discovered she was strong

Contact printed Lumachrome glass print, cliche-verre. Roadkill ringtail possum, oil paint, tumeric, greased canvas, rainforest seeds, twigs, flowers and dirt on fibre paper. 26 hours in a refrigerated perspex box.

Editioned prints, 65cm x 44.5 cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

After everything - rain and road, the uncertain drift over Mt Cooroora, Matilda opened her eyes and discovered she was strong.


Malcolm, knocked to ground by monsoonal storms, waited – feather and bone, stones, grass – until fire lifted him.

Lumachrome glass print, cliche-verre. Fallen baby Myna, stamens of Rainforest flowers, copper II chloride, Tumeric and salt on Ilford paper. 22 hours under marked perspex in variegated summer light.

Editioned prints, 65cm x 41.5cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

minerbird


Out in space, Doreen kept her Kingfisher form – it reminded her of diving, how the cold river closed overhead like an eye. And somewhere in that memory was love and, in that love, connection

Lumachrome glass print and chemigram. Roadkill Kingfisher (2nd print from the same bird) and Tamsin’s hair on fibre paper. 32 hours in high humidity and rainlight.

Editioned prints, 65cm x 33.5cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

doreen


Tamsin dreams of Froglady, her hairstring grazing the tops of rainforest trees, like an invitation

Lumachrome glass print, cliche-verre, chemigram. Fallen rocket frog, a lock of Tamsin’s hair and copper chloride solution (activated with battery terminals) on fibre paper. 17 hours in very humid conditions.

Editioned prints, 65cm x 35.5cm
(editions of 10) for sale now

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