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An Obscured Landscape

Saskia Littlewood

9 October, 2015

Saskia Littlewood is a Devonport artist who uses the accessible means of an iPhone to capture and edit images. Trained at the National Art School in Sydney, UNSW and in Tasmania, Littlewood's choice of an easily accessible device to make her conceptually based works places her outside the tradition of photography. The mobile phone is a relatively new technology and burgeoning social media has challenged designers to make phone cameras that can keep up with the demands of Facebook, Instagram and other platforms reliant on the image. But phone cameras have their limits and it's only with parallel applications that the possibilities of this new medium become apparent.
The works in An Obscured Landscape are informed by today's social media popular aesthetic, the grand traditions of photography and contemporary art theory. Saskia Littlewoods "collages" with her iPhone, creating a representation of her state of mind. Phone apps allow her to use techniques such as solarisation and double exposure, but without the darkroom. The works are haunting and beautiful, allowing us to share the perceptions of the artist.

Ferry Interior

Ferry Interior

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60cm, Edition of 10 each

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Formby Road

Formby Road

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60 cm, Edition of 10 each

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Jetty

Jetty

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60 cm, Edition of 10 each

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Mersey River Cloud

Mersey River Cloud

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60 cm, Edition of 10 each

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4 Ways

4 Ways

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60 cm, Edition of 10 each

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Mersey River Silos

Mersey River Silos

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60 cm, Edition of 10 each

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Tarleton Street, Launceston Lights

Tarleton Street, Launceston Lights

Digital print on Acrylic, 80 x 80 cm or 60 x 60 cm, Edition of 10 each

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Transfigured Sea

Transfigured Sea

Digital print on Acrylic, 60 x 42 cm, Edition of 10

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iCloud

iCloud

Digital print on Acrylic, 42 x 60cm, Edition of 10

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Stewart Street

Stewart Street

Digital print on Acrylic, 42 x 60cm, Edition of 10

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Tarleton Street

Tarleton Street

Digital print on Acrylic, 42 x 60cm, Edition of 10

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