Current Location:
South Apartment E -> 2nd Floor (bldg E)
Location Notes:
South E; A-2, Lf. of Rm. 210

Poseidon

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.27.1
Artist:
Athena Marie Placencia
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Cyanotype
Date:
2010
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 9 in
Description:
Blue and white cyanotype of a small boy in a bathtub playing with various bath toys, including a snake, a boat, and an octopus. Percent scale of "blue" at right.
Historical Context:
"My senior thesis is about bringing together the old with the new; having the best of both worlds, between digital photography and the older processes. I have chosen to modernize images of ancient Greek Mythology, as if the gods, goddess, or the qualities that they are most known for then showing how they would be perceived in our modern world. I am shooting the images with a digital camera and creating digital negatives on transparency film. I am then taking the negatives and using them to print cyanotypes, giving the photo a painterly look to. Staying with the theme the old and new, I modernized the subject, but reverted back to older photographic processes." -Athena Marie Placencia

Library of Congress Subjects:
Blueprinting