Statue Seen by a Man and Observed by a Pigeon

Statue Seen by a Man and Observed by a Pigeon

1984

Olivia Parker

(American, 1941-)

Split toned gelatin silver print

Image: 34.5 x 26.7 cm (13 9/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Paper: 45.8 x 36.8 cm (18 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.); Matted: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)

Gift of Friends of Photography 1997.198

Impression: 14

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Through intriguing combinations of objects and inventive lighting, Olivia Parker adds a touch of the surreal to her meticulously composed still life photographs. Shadows cast by unseen objects outside the frame enhance the enigmatic character of the image. Parker arranged her compositions on the studio floor and photographed them from above, often taking advantage of natural light to alter the ways things look.

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