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Stephanie Valentin: Unseasonal « Previous | |Next »
September 11, 2014

The photographs of Australian landscapes in Stephanie Valentin's recent Unseasonal project are structured around creating strange juxtapositions - a single tree with a ladder propped on its side standing alone in a glassy lake, a silver cube sitting among sand dunes or twin bedheads rising from a flooded lake bed.

ValentinSunseasonalstillwater1.jpg Stephanie Valentin, Still Water 1, from Unseasonal

Many of the images in the series have been created on location in and around the Murray River and its wetlands in eastern South Australia. The sites she has chosen often show evidence of an environment in transition.

Valentine's staging small interventions within these landscapes suggests some sort of recent upheaval:

ValentinSunseasonalwatercycle.jpg Stephanie Valentin, Still Water 1, from Unseasonal

A flood perhaps from unseasonal rains? That would explain how the interior spaces of the domestic, personal, blur into the exterior realm of land, weather and the river.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 7:54 PM |