7
7
Susan Derges
SELECTED IMAGES FROM 'FULL CIRCLE'
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT
7
Susan Derges
SELECTED IMAGES FROM 'FULL CIRCLE'
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Photographs

|
New York

Susan Derges
B. 1955
SELECTED IMAGES FROM 'FULL CIRCLE'
a series of 30 unique Cibachrome photograms, each laminated, flush-mounted to aluminum, numbered in red or black ink, 4 signed, titled, and dated in green ink, and one with a Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, label on the reverse, each framed, 1992 (30)
Each approximately 15 3/4  by 11 7/8  in. (40 by 30.2 cm.)
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Exhibited

London, The Photographers' Gallery, Between Sun and Earth: Susan Derges: Full Circle & Garry Fabian Miller: Illumine, January - February 1993

Catalogue Note

'Water has been the focus of my photographic work for the past 27 years. I first became aware of the fragility and preciousness of this element when I lived in Japan in the early 1980s simultaneously with seeing its potential to operate as a metaphor for a holistic approach to the natural world that includes our creative participation. . . Full Circle continues with the metaphor of a scientific gaze . . .' (Artist’s Statement, 2008 Shortlist for Prix Pictet, Water category).

This series of 30 images depicts the evolution of frogspawn: from constellations of eggs, to tadpoles that resemble music notes, to hatched micro froglets.  Full Circle was Susan Derges’ first photogram series to explore the interaction between nature and art.  Derges has lived in Dartmoor in Devon since the early 1990s and her natural surroundings have informed her work for the last three decades.  Although Full Circle was made in her studio, it was out of doors that Derges first encountered the frogspawn and became interested in the shadows cast by the spawn on a pond bed. 

The 30 photograms offered here represent the definitive set of images from Full Circle.

Contemporary Photographs

|
New York