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Sophia Milligan
'Wa-Kal-La' Photographic triptych Yosemite Water Wood Tree Stone Nature Gold

2024

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'Wa-Kal-La' Archival photographic triptych. Limited Edition of 25. Hand signed and numbered, unframed. _________________ Reflected in the rippling surface of the Merced river, the aspens shimmer, golden in Yosemite's midwinter sunlight. The richly textural impressionistic style holds an aesthetic beauty that is simultaneously contrasted by the depth of expression. Sophia's poetic photographs are an exploration of the balance in all things: in the sensual interplay of light and shadow; in wild raw energy and serene stillness; in chaos and harmony; in the enduring and the effervescent. They are a contemplation of the ephemeral nature of all things. _________________ Archival photographic triptych, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® paper, one of the most beautiful and high quality art papers available. The luxurious matt finish provides a reflection free image that is rich in detail, depth and tone. Each of three separate parts measuring 24 x 24 inches (including an approximately 1 inch white border) Total size of three parts together 24 x 66 inches Hand signed, titled and numbered to the lower right corner on the white border. Each edition comes with a Certificate of Authenticity featuring a signature and edition number. Other sizes available- please contact * Please note that images of the artwork in situ and framed are an indication of how the piece can look, and in the context of other artworks. The artwork is being sold unframed. Framing options are available, please contact. ________________________________ About The Artist Sophia Milligan is a contemporary multidisciplinary artist, exploring discourses on permanence & evanescence; the eternal, cyclical absolutes of birth & death; motherhood & childhood; and ancient immutable connections. With resonating ripples of intuition and instinct Sophia illuminates the presence of the ordinary, creating moments of sublime present. 'Born among the wild cliffs and tempestuous seas of west Cornwall, I grew with the intimate details in the twisting lanes and the intense changing light throughout the turbulent seasons. I formed a primordial connection with a deep instinctual sense of being part of the natural narrative, and wherever in the world I may be, this connectivity underpins my practice. Like the wind sculpted hawthorns and sensual coves of weather worn granite, I have been shaped by the powerful energy entwined in this ancient raw environment.’ ‘We are the stories of the journeys that came before. I weave into my work the tales of transitory circumstance; of struggle and survival; of forms and textures holding records of evolutionary millennia. I paint, I draw: with marks, mixtures, photography, words; the raw earth; the restless oceans; the whispered breeze. I work with time, and the immeasurable spaces of experience within, giving subtleties of existence a pause for contemplation. There is beauty in such poignant breaths. All moments are significant, every pebble of now forms the vast mountain of yesterday, and the great realm of tomorrow's possibilities'. Sophia has a 1st class honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts and World History, and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Visual Arts. Her work is held in prestigious international private collections, and exhibitions of her interactive, immersive installation, photography and mixed media works include 'Penwith Society of Arts' St. Ives; 'Tabula Rasa', London; 'Superlative', Plymouth; 'Transition', Newlyn; The Eden Project, Cornwall; The European Parliament, Brussels; Kew Gardens, London; and 'The Cameraless Film Festival', Chicago. ___________________________________ Modern . Abstract . Conceptual . Contemporary . Nature . Naturalistic . Stone . Water . Tree . Wood . Blue . Black . River .
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