'Arch 4 (summer)'
Digital C-print from dye destruction print photograms by Susan Derges
Collection of the artist
'Working directly, without the camera', says Derges, 'with just paper, subject matter and light, offers an opportunity to bridge the divide between self and other'. In these dreamlike landscapes, she first made images of cloud by direct digital scans of ink dispersing in water within a small glass tank. She printed these scans onto large transparencies, then placed them beneath a glass tank containing water, bracken, grasses and reeds. Next she made direct prints onto dye destruction paper placed beneath both tank and transparency. Finally, she photographed these prints and digitally stitched them together to make the large-scale digital C-prints.