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Towards a Solar Eclipse (18 May) 1998

Garry Fabian Miller (born 1957, Bristol, UK)

Towards a Solar Eclipse (18 May)
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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Courtesy Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Born in Bristol in 1957 Garry Fabian Miller has worked with camera-less photography techniques since the mid 1980s after establishing a reputation as a landscape photographer. Without the use of camera or film his photographs respond directly to light which is filtered onto photographic paper through glass and oil filled vessels. This method of working references the earliest photographic experiments undertaken in the early 19th century. The Solar Eclipse series is a major body of work bringing together Millerís concern with the representation of natural phenomenon and his interest in the manifestation of celestial activity. Although his work is essentially abstract in nature, elemental and natural forms such as the circle, horizon-line and stellar constellations are clearly defined.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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