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Idle Quarters | 3D Multi-layered Diorama's

Artist | Sandy Mclea

Idle Quarters collection takes a unique look at  eerie abandoned spaces such as old ghost houses like those found in Kolmanskop. These ‘photographic relief dioramas’ are masterfully constructed into a three dimensional visual effect that draws you into the image creating a presence of reality. The traditional two dimensional media of photography portrays a realistic interpretation of a scene which remains flat,  but these artworks push this form of reality even further by creating relief dioramas from original photography. Much of the artwork is made from bending and joining cut out prints of the walls, floor and doors at an angle. With added details around hidden corners it is possible to see more of the scene from an angle, further enhancing the interaction with the viewer and creating a unique representation of what the rooms of the houses really looked like. This creates an unexpected twist to the static medium of photography and brings activity to the dioramas atmosphere, Mclea also skillfully includes altering light changes in a few of the artworks, some dioramas even go as far as having moving parts. These effects happen infrequently and unexpectedly to create a feeling of anticipation, surrealism, and presence, plus they immediately draw attention. Discarding preconceived ideas of photography, Mclea translates the atmosphere in the labyrinth of rooms and captures ambience and emotion rather than just a photographic image. These works can only really be appreciated when seen in real life.  Inspirational - to say the least.

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Blue Room | Sunken Room | Doorways | Lost Room

Size 45 x 30cm

Signed and numbered 3D (multi-layered) photomontage on fine art paper

*Editions AP & 1-3 R 28000 | 4-6 R 32000 | 7 POA

* Prices are to be used as a guide only and may differ depending on the number of prints still available in the edition

 

Window Light

Size 65 x 30cm

Signed and numbered 3D (multi-layered) photomontage on fine art paper

*Editions AP & 1-3 R 38000 | 4-6 R 44000 | 7 POA

* Prices are to be used as a guide only and may differ depending on the number of prints still available in the edition

Passing Sands | Exposed Rooms

Size 90 x 30cm

Signed and numbered 3D (multi-layered) photomontage on fine art paper

*Edition AP & 1-3 R 45000 | 4-6 R 50000 | 7 POA

* Prices are to be used as a guide only and may differ depending on the number of prints still available in the edition

Passage Way

Size 120 x 30cm

Signed and numbered 3D (multi-layered) photomontage on fine art paper

*Editions AP & 1-3 R 52000 | 4-6 R 60000 | 7 POA

* Prices are to be used as a guide only and may differ depending on the number of prints still available in the edition