: PORTAL pieces :
'ARTItechtural' photographic pieces individually made to also serve a practical function in a space.
Doors, screens, cabinets, wardrobes, installations both indoor and outdoor -
building textures into the architecture, creating depth and illusion with unique surfaces.
Each piece is singular and bespoke
made from limited edition photographs shot on 35mm and 120mm film.
Printed on panels made from an aluminium substrate - 'dibond' or 'chromolux',
using environmentally friendly UV inks which are resistant to weather and wear -
these photographic panels are then permanently embedded into structures,
designed with experienced carpenters and technicians with whom I work to create these functional pieces.
Combining aesthetically created atmospheres with practical solutions -
for instance, this triptych piece which opens up to reveal the television behind it
and the wardrobe with sliding doors next to a hinged bathroom door.
Organic textures from the grain of photographic film bring a painterly softness & contrasting dimension to the slick, modern surfaces -
the material's surface brings an additional lustre and light into the space
and the framework may be made in a variety of materials and colours.
This is also a practical way to introduce art into functional spaces like the kitchen, bathroom, workplace and public spaces.
The design process is necessarily collaborative - intuitive to the given specifics of space, concept and palette.
Each :PORTAL piece: is unique - only one of each Negative's Edition will ever be made as such -
coming with a Certificate of Authenticity for your records.
Please click on the image above to view a photo gallery.