Julia Morison

Quiddities I - X

Quiddities I - X by Julia Morison

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The artist’s gloved hands appear in these photographs as she actively constructs and adjusts the props. The Surrealis-tstyle cutting-and-pasting within each panel creates startling combinations and deliberately mysterious connections between materials, signs and symbols. These 10 lightboxes illuminate the 10 states of Sephirot from Kabbalah doctrine – the 10 powers which are the source of all cosmic energy. ‘Quiddity’ refers

to the essential nature of a thing. By making the word plural, Morison suggests that many qualities exist, rather than one essential type.

Title
Quiddities I - X
Artist/creator
Production date
1989
Medium
cibatransparencies
Dimensions
980 x 720 x 268 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1991
Accession no
1991/8/1-10
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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