Gunnie Moberg enjoyed applying paint to the surface of some of her photographs, straddling her reputation as a photographer and her aspiration to work with paint. The photograph has become something for the artist to play with, adding real grass to a photograph of grasses, layering the actual on the represented. Then rephotographing the results.
In a print box Gunnie has stored several of her worked photographs. In these the image is a starting point. The photograph is the object not the image and the worked photograph becomes the artwork. Of course photographs can be object and image at the same time. It is difficult sometimes in this digital time to think about photographs as objects, often today’s photographs never become objects we can hold, existing only on screens for a time.
So here on your screen for a time enjoy some of the worked photographs of Gunnie Moberg. And if you would like to see the prints themselves come along to the Open Day at Orkney Library and Archive, Kirkwall on Friday 6 September 11-1 or 2-5. This print box is just one in the collection that we will be opening up on the day.