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Meghann Riepenhoff: Ice
Text by Rebecca Solnit.
Luscious cyanotype collaborations with wintry waters
Following Meghann Riepenhoff's (born 1979) acclaimed 2018 publication Littoral Drift + Ecotone, this volume features unique cyanotype prints made in freezing landscapes, where elements like precipitation, waves, wind and sediment physically etch into the photographic materials. Made in waters ranging from Walden Pond to remote creeks in Western Washington, the prints are full of subtle details, each expressing a slightly different temperature, type of water and crystalline structure of ice forming on photographic paper.
Through this process, Riepenhoff participates in a type of “collaboration” with the landscape, in which she opens herself to chance and embraces the textures of nature into her working process. Variations of inky blues, flecks of gold and spots of white make up the dreamlike, abstract prints and create a raw and physical impression of nature. Rebecca Solnit contributes an accompanying essay.
Featured image is reproduced from 'Meghann Riepenhoff: Ice'.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
Open Meghann Riepenhoff’s new book, Ice, and the reader is met with a series of abstract crystalline images that rouse the imagination, calling to mind everything from aerial surveys of alien worlds to tiny fern specimens sealed between glass.
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Pub Date: 9/6/2022
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