"Violet" by Gabriela Herma
Metal print, with resin, sparkle dust and Swarovski crystals.
The dimensions are 100x150 cm.
Gabriela Herma is a Polish fine art photographer based in London, represented by the prestigious Le Dame Art Gallery. Her work is inspired by her surroundings and led by her initial emotional response. Each photograph conceals a deeper meaning that the artist invites her viewers to explore.
Herma’s pictures are printed onto metal or resin and later worked on by hand with mixed materials such as Swarovski crystals, sparkle dust glitter and bits of broken glass. Her photographs freeze moments of emotion, which are brought to life by layering resin and reflective elements. This process injects a vitality and tangibility that invites us to step into the scene.
"Violet" is the depiction of passion for the artist. It is indeed the color symbolizing this feeling that Herma presents on a black background—black representing the darkness of the night. Passion is as fragile as a flower, even being so beautiful. Without the right nourishment, it can wither very easily.
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