Sea Change

posted by Bridget on 21 February 2014

Mary Ellen Bartley's new series Sea Change continues her re-purposing of existing photographs and prints.

We first highlighted Bartley's work with her series Standing Open, images of photography books taken from her own collection, in which she lets the pages fall open and photographs the results.

In her new work Sea Change Bartley re-uses photographs she has taken of the sea, by placing prints on walls, behind glass or with windows and light refracted onto the print surface and photographs the prints in their new situation. The result is a mystical and dreamy vision of the sea landscape.

Mary Ellen Bartley

In this image, Bartley has torn a print in two and put it back together with the torn edge evoking the outline of a wave across the surface.

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