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Kate Breakey

Quail Egg 29, 2019

Hand-colored archival pigment print
4 5/8 × 4 5/8 in
11.7 × 11.7 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$550
Ships from Tucson, AZ, US
Shipping: $50 domestic, $100 rest of world
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About the work
Etherton Gallery
Tucson
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Quail egg
this tiny fragile thing
lifeless and abandoned
perfect smooth and speckled
like a washed-up …

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Quail egg
this tiny fragile thing
lifeless and abandoned
perfect smooth and speckled
like a washed-up beach pebble
or an alien dappled moon to
turn over in my palm
A whole universe
to weigh

Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed, titled, numbered (2/5) on label affixed verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Kate Breakey
Australian, b. 1957
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Kate Breakey is known for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs, which often feature luminous representations of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Beginning with a silver photographic image, she paints over this with many transparent layers of oil, melding together different media. Breakey also creates works with the simple outlines of photograms—invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s—and ones that relate to 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes and Imogen Cunningham’s and Edward Weston’s 1920s plant and shell photographs. Concerned with the themes of death in nature and the preservation of beauty through photography, Breakey wants to “tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration,” as she says.

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About the work
Etherton Gallery
Tucson
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Quail egg
this tiny fragile thing
lifeless and abandoned
perfect smooth and speckled
like a washed-up …

Read more

Quail egg
this tiny fragile thing
lifeless and abandoned
perfect smooth and speckled
like a washed-up beach pebble
or an alien dappled moon to
turn over in my palm
A whole universe
to weigh

Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed, titled, numbered (2/5) on label affixed verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Kate Breakey
Australian, b. 1957
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Kate Breakey is known for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs, which often feature luminous representations of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Beginning with a silver photographic image, she paints over this with many transparent layers of oil, melding together different media. Breakey also creates works with the simple outlines of photograms—invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s—and ones that relate to 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes and Imogen Cunningham’s and Edward Weston’s 1920s plant and shell photographs. Concerned with the themes of death in nature and the preservation of beauty through photography, Breakey wants to “tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration,” as she says.

Kate Breakey

Quail Egg 29, 2019

Hand-colored archival pigment print
4 5/8 × 4 5/8 in
11.7 × 11.7 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$550
Ships from Tucson, AZ, US
Shipping: $50 domestic, $100 rest of world
location
Tucson
Locked
Secure payment
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