All Stars

Popular logic tells us that celebrity has a short lifespan while stars enjoy more lasting lifespan and can end up as instruments of myths and legend. They are born and made, they flare and they die out. Society today carries a constant obsession with celebrity yet the concept itself has hardly benefited from the advantage of longevity. The “All Star” machine shoots out its fortunate disciples who receive adoration often centred around the less fundamental parts of themselves. Often the persona, or work outlasts the human behind. This series pounders multiple technical and conceptual questions while pondering stardom. The subject are recognisable faces yet the image creation format presents an overlapping and blurring with just enough detail for the photos to evade proper definition. By presenting these images the artist seems to seek to protect the vulnerability of the individual within yet confirms their legacy.

Finish: DIASEC mounting –
Diasec is a method of preservation of photographic images. The mounting process uses no glue instead it utilises a special liquid chemical to create adhesion between the three components in the composite. The face of the image adheres chemically to the back of a transparent Plexiglas and the image back to a rigid aluminum sheet. The process ensures the absence of dust particles or air bubbles with no traces of glue. The front face of the plexiglas filters ultraviolet light and avoids discoloration of the image. The final artwork is a guaranteed Museum quality finish with image longevity of over 70 years.

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