Fate, 2024

Inkjet print reiterating a unique toned gelatin silver shadowgram film exposed by starlight laser engraved with photographic imagery

This print reinterprets a gelatin silver film recording of an astronomical glass plate made en plein air at Lake Tyrrell that was then laser-engraved with two other images. The biography of all living things is fateful. The beings in this image include the two cavorting ravens recorded by the late photographer Masahisa Fukase to whom this re-rendering pays homage, the reclining figure and her photographer, the artist, and the anonymous twentieth century astro-photographer using the Siding Spring observatory telescope in NSW responsible for the celestial glass plate original of constellation Carina reproduced here by contact under starlight. There may be other beings on other worlds somewhere in this heavenward view but they are, as yet, unknown to us. If they exist, fate awaits them too.