CYANOTYPE PRINTS by SUSAN PURDY
BLUE PANORAMA…a tour of Morocco in pursuit of the beautiful and mysterious colour blue.
2018 ART PHOTOGRAPHY with SUSAN PURDY
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ARTIST STATEMENT – SUSAN PURDY
“Khetarra – Sharing Water from the Deep Well”, is a folding, gridded, portable cyanotype work created in April 2018, under the Saharan sun on a Moroccan journey appointing the colour blue as a motif and catalyst for travel and creative play. An adventurous, open-ended approach to investigating the colour blue inevitably drew the artist’s attention towards water. In discovering the unique system of wells, called Khetarra in rural Morocco and learning about the remarkable water management skills of nomadic Berber tribes in their dry land, Purdy made a work that responds, in blueprint, as a tribute to the intricate social cooperation required to share an essential resource, and her powerful apprehension of the significance in such action.
NATURE PRINTING WORKSHOP with SUSAN PURDY
‘Nature Printing’ is a highly portable approach to image making in the field. It combines early methods of botanical recording, including photogram and cyanotype, frottage, rubbings, soot prints and ink stamping. Techniques to record and present impressions of real objects, (in this case plants gathered in a Moroccan landscape) as primitive ‘photographs’.
ART PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR with SUSAN PURDY 2015
MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS
A photographic essay by Susan Purdy, travelling Morocco by road with Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco in April 2015
22 pages, available HERE from Blurb Books
A photographic work in which the Blue Man and other colourful characters appear momentarily and theatrically amongst the pink sands of the Sahara Desert. Made in Morocco by fine-artist/photographer Susan Purdy in 2015.
20 pages, available HERE from Blurb Books