Past and Present / Framed Art Print / Kaye Davis
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"Past and Present" by Kaye Davis is a Fine Art Limited Edtion Photographic Print.
Available Framed in White with non reflective Art Glass (AR70).
It’s possible to relate the story behind this image to many countries, but this was born
following a visit to China. I was fortunate to visit a not overly well-known (or visited) part of
the Great Wall of China. While there, I learned how the residents of the small village, that sat
at the foot of this part of the GW, were to be relocated to new high-rise buildings being built
to enable the development of the area to attract tourism.
The village itself was like stepping back 500 years in time, its residents living in the most
primitive of houses and conditions, intermixed with random western influences, such as a
New York baseball cap hanging on a nail hook in a stone-walled bedroom, a possible gift
from a tourist.
The story portrays how modern society encroaches on history. The buildings represent the
sea of rapidly expanding high-rises that fill the urban landscape of Shanghai. Their existence
and influence overshadow the amazing historical culture, represented by the stone wall and
ghost-like skeletal trees, from the small village.
Framed Dimensions: W710mm x H715mm
Paper: Hahnemuhle Photorag (Museum Archival)
Edition nr: 1/10
Unframed Editions: We also have two smaller unframed editions, Small (H250mm x W250mm) and Medium (H350mm x W350mm) available in Store. Please contact us for more information.
Kaye Davis is a multiple Award winning Photographer based in the beautiful City of Tauranga. She revels in taking an interpretive and illustrative approach to her work, choosing the digital camera & digital darkroom (computer) as her tools of choice.
Kaye elegantly captures the beauty of Nature, through her contemporary Landscape, Abstract, and Illustrative fine art photography. Her work is influenced and inspired by many of the early botanical photographers.
Formally educated, with a Master of Computer Graphic Design (Photography), Kaye is also an internationally recognised photographer, educator, national and international judge, and an Accredited Member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.
An NZIPP Grand Master of Photography, Master of Photography II (from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography), 2013 NZ Professional Photographer of the Year, and winner of the NZ Creative Photographer of the Year four times.