Optic Exploration: Lupinus (lupine), 2002 - Judith McMillan

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About Optic Exploration: Lupinus (lupine)

Unlike many of the others works in Judith McMillan's Optic Exploration series, this X-ray of a plant does not appear as fragile or translucent, and instead reveals the strength and permanence of nature. The solidity of the two sprouts ...

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Unlike many of the others works in Judith McMillan's Optic Exploration series, this X-ray of a plant does not appear as fragile or translucent, and instead reveals the strength and permanence of nature. The solidity of the two sprouts in the foreground compared with the more delicate leaves in the background demonstrates two seemingly conflicting realities of nature: it is simultaneously precarious and enduring.

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About the Artist

About Judith McMillan

Using an X-ray machine, Judith McMillan photographs the complex but invisible internal structure of plants and insects to reveal the artistic inner beauty of nature ...Read More
Using an X-ray machine, Judith McMillan photographs the complex but invisible internal structure of plants and insects to reveal the artistic inner beauty of nature. Allowing the viewer to witness and further understand seemingly simple everyday biological processes, she offers an imaginative interpretation of biology that proves science and art can occur simultaneously.

McMillan's work at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History led her to her recent artwork. With her X-ray machine, McMillan creates a photogram—a picture generated without a camera. To produce her photograms, she places her plant or insect material on the X-ray film to make the exposure and then uses a chemical process to create shifting tones and dimensional layers and textures. With her unique images, McMillan transforms the familiar into "a world of newly discovered pleasures."Read Less

Optic Exploration: Lupinus (lupine), 2002

Judith McMillan

Photograph
Size Price
20.00" x 16.00" $2,300
Edition of 15

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Description

Toned gelatin silver print.

Authentication

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

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