Entry Title: "Blossfeldt's Apprentice"
Elaine Duigenan
, United Kingdom
Category: Professional,

Entry Description:

The objects are painstakingly hand made out of twist ties. They
attempt to recreate some of the plant structures that were the
subject of iconic photographs by the German artist/teacher Karl
Blossfeldt in the 1920s. The limits of working with such a humble
material become the prime focus as the arrogance of attempting
to imitate nature is shown in the subtle tensions between
perfection and imperfection.

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About the Artist:

Elaine is a photographic artist based in London. She has exhibited internationally and has work in collections which include the V&A and The Museum of Fine Art in Houston. Her work is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York. Alongside making her own series of work for exhibition, she undertakes artist residencies and works alongside institutions such as Wellcome Collection to devise and deliver special projects. In late 2009 one of her images was flown to space by Astronaut Leland Melvin on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.