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Light Bends in Imaginary Gardens by Syd Buron

6 Oct – 31 Dec 2023


Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
PO40 9QE

01983 756 814

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Light Bends in Imaginary Gardens by Syd Buron


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Since last Spring, Syd Buron has worked with larger pieces using the fabulous darkroom in the basement here at Dimbola. The darkroom process he uses shares much in common with the process Julia Margaret Cameron would have used.The pieces are made up of Syd’s collection of antique frames and mirrors on which he paints a photo sensitive liquid emulsion and exposes negatives. The mirrors are then developed and fixed in the darkroom, as you would a print. The resulting images have the quality of reflections on water – imaginary gardens existing behind the veil. Some of the frames have been manipulated by Syd – fused with branches and root systems found on the island’s beaches and woodlands. Working in a converted old greenhouse on the farm where he lives, his audio companion in the workshop has often been Daisy Rickman’s incredible album ‘Donsya A’n Loryow’. As it was the soundtrack to the creation of many of the pieces, he reached out to Daisy who agreed to let it be the soundtrack to the exhibition. All of what you see here is what was captured within the visual trinity of light, water, and in the camera’s eye”. All works are for sale.