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Cape Formation, Kiwanda, Oregon, 1987
OAC IdentifierHAR: 89-15
TitleCape Formation, Kiwanda, Oregon, 1987
Artwork DescriptionA black-and-white photograph of rocks on a coastline.
Description on ObjectCape Formation, Kiwanda, Oregon, 1987; Goodwin Harding; platinum/palladium print; 8 x 10 inches; © 1987
NotesThis artwork is also listed as being awarded in 1988 to the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Oregon.
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Artist StatementCape Formation portrays I hope a sense of the epic conjugation of earth, sea, and atmosphere evidenced in such grandeur on the Oregon coast. Visual representation of this experience is often difficult because we appreciate drama and mystery of it most as we observe change; the eye alone cannot fuse successive images. The camera, as it gathers light over time, can present distilled reflections of such dynamic interactions. My objective in photography is to celebrate the recognition of beauty, mystery, and harmony in the phenomenal world. I intend that my photographs will transcend literal representation by instilling a metaphoric and emotional response. While the tactile quality of the prints beckons with its own loveliness, in fidelity to some outer experience, the real subject is conveyed beneath these surfaces in an intuitive realm. I want my images to evoke a sense of wonder and of affirmation. My plantinum prints are made by contact from 8 x 10 negatives; they are hand coated on fine art paper. I have chosen this outmoded printing method because platinum has a greater capacity than commercial silver-based papers to register the middle and high values. The great appeal of platinum prints lies in their physical beauty, in the luminosity of print values. The prints are tactile objects in themselves, full of the impression of substance and atmosphere. Further, the platinum image affords a remarkable delicacy of tone and nuance of color. I believe the best platinum prints foster a more complete illusion of reality and elicit a more intimate emotional response. (Harding, 1989.)
LC SubjectPhotography
Outdoor photography
Nature photography
Landscape photography
Photography of water
AAT Subjectart photography
black-and-white photography
nature photography
CreatorHarding, Goodwin
Artist URL
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Artwork Creation Date1987
Award Date(s)1989
Installation Date1989
Artwork MeasurementsImage 8 x 10 inches; Frame 15 x 18 inches
Materials/Techniqueplatinum/palladium photograph on rag paper
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteMonmouth Oregon. Western Oregon University. Residence Hall
Locationfourth floor lounge
Site Address345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth Oregon
CountyPolk County, Oregon
Image Processing HistoryMaster tiff image captured at 4000 pixels across the long edge using SilverFast AI 6.0 software. Digital images in tiff format are archived and saved. Adobe Photoshop CS2 used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight points, adjust levels, contrast and sharpen as needed. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, resolution revised to 125 pixels, resize longer dimension to 875 pixels; save display jpeg at quality level 6.
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
ContributorsUniversity of Oregon Libraries; Oregon Arts Commission
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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