Fairy Portal (ed. of 8), 2020 - Framed archival pigment print on cotton rag.
LIMINALITY was photographed on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, using a converted full spectrum camera and an infrared filter, which shows the health of plants, thriving on the misty Isle. The series reinstates Scotland’s mythological fairies as a statuesque powerful goddesses, rather than the diminutive fairies that were later written into stories such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the 1500s. The series considers the myth of Cailleach who created the mountains with fire and carved them with ice, and depicts this with blood like feminine forms.
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About Kate Ballis
Kate Ballis (b. 1985) is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work explores the themes of seeing the unseen and she is frequently traveling to destinations that already feel otherworldly, and making them seem even more foreign to the earth we know. In her Infra Realism series, Kate creates unique, colour-drenched images using infrared technology. Her book of the same title was published in 2017 by Manuscript Publishing. Kate came to a full-time art career after studying Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne, and practicing as a media and entertainment lawyer while moonlighting as a photographer. She left the law practice when given the opportunity to assist Miles Aldridge in London. Kate’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Miami, and at art fairs across Europe. Her work has been featured in Aesthetica, AnOther, Wallpaper, Vogue Living, VICE, Forbes and more. Gallery Representation: Melbourne Gallerysmith 170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 +61 3 9329 1860 email@example.com Sydney Arthouse Gallery 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011 +61 2 9332 1019 firstname.lastname@example.org