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'Sequel', is a collaboration between UCL Museums & Collections and Slade School of Fine Art.

A response to the old masters by current Slade students:

Emma Connor, Patricia Delgado, Erin Gutierrez, Andrea Greenwood, Hyo Myoung Kim, Janne Malmros, Junko Otake, Stephanie O'Connor, Kate Keara Pelen, Ryan Riddington, Alex Springer, Patricia Townsend, Amanda Wasielewski, Jayne Wilton



Breath Forms
by Jayne Wilton Relates to:

A Study of Sea and Sky
after Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851) mezzotint; copper plate

Breath and Light on 5 x 4’’ black and white film

Related UCL Art Collection artwork
Anonymous, Paestum
after Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851)

I am fascinated by the anthropomorphic engagement of Romantic artists such as J M W Turner with clouds and natural patterns. *Breath Forms references an anonymous work after Turner in the Strang collection, where the prominence, weight and intensity of the cloud is evocative of darker elements of the human condition. I investigated the potential for the gestures of the human breath such as the sigh, to make cloud like impressions on photographic film with light. The breath is a link between the inner and outer landscapes and the rendering of this animating force allows an examination of the trace of a process that we think we know well.

Parallels can be drawn between the alchemy of the two processes, whether working onto copper plate or photographic plates, a transformation occurs when the image is revealed through their respective developing processes.

Jayne Wilton
MA Painting (Year 1)

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