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Above and Below
Lithograph “Above and Below” by Tatiana Potts is constructed by combining three images; an arched hall from a train station in Prague turned upside down, roof tops of Prague and the shadows captured when on family gathering in Slovakia. They are viewed from different angles in order to create an illusion of imaginary three-dimensional spaces.
Through the inclusion of the architectural details, in my mind, I can revisit the places that I experienced and develop a sense of place that is personal, but the composition is also open to different interpretations based on the viewers’ perception of what is being observed. The bold shapes of shadows are a symbol of my experience and presence in this newly created place.
The arched hall is created by printing photo on mylar, exposing it to the positive photo litho plate, and printed on litho press with a lighter gray ink. The roof tops and shadows are drawn on mylar first, then exposed to the photo litho plate, and printed on the top of the first image in order to create multilayered composition and achieve transparency of images.
When looking at the composition the viewer is prompted to make connections or interpretations about a place’s location and perhaps speculate about the conceptual link among all the images. My hope is to entice the viewer to notice these details and thereby create his/her sense of place in viewed composition.