PolaroidWooden spomenics

The scluptures in these prints are usually called Spomenics in the west. Spomenics is a anglisisation of the serbo-croat word for monment, and these sculptures were built all across Tito era Yudoslavia to commemorate the defeat of the fascism.

These prints are Polaroid emulsion lifts. This technique uses Polaroid film and lots of hot water to transfer an image usually to water colour paper. But it doesn't have to be watercolour paper... in fact almost any surface that is at least somewhat water absorbant will work. These prints were made onto sheets of plywood. The wood grain shows through the lighter parts of the images which I hope hints at the layers of meaning hidden beneath the abtract surface of these monumnets.You can find more infomration in the Communist-era monuments in the former Yugoslavia page in the galleries section.

Wooden spomenics gallery - Image 1 Wooden spomenics gallery - Image 2
Wooden spomenics gallery - Image 3 Wooden spomenics gallery - Image 4
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