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Sustenance 114

Photograph
2003 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Neeta Madahar graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2003. The series of photographs entitled ‘Sustenance’ is the result of her observation of birds feeding in her garden over a sustained period of time. Using artificial lighting, magnification and the selective use of focus, Madahar creates an exaggerated impression of reality, freezing the birds’ nervous animation within the network of branches. The series explores Madahar’s interest in the concept of ‘home’: familiarity and strangeness, belonging and migration, routine and repetition.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Iris ink-jet print
Brief Description
Photograph by Neeta Madahar, 'Sustenance 114', 2003, iris inkjet print
Physical Description
Colour photograph of birds feeding in the foliage of a tree.
Dimensions
  • Height: 855mm
  • Width: 1108mm
Gallery Label
Sustenance is the result of Madahar's observations of birds feeding in her garden over a sustained period of time. Using artificial lighting, magnification and the selective use of focus, she creates an exaggerated impression of reality, freezing the birds' nervous animation within the network of branches.(2008-2009)
Credit line
Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund
Subject depicted
Summary
Neeta Madahar graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2003. The series of photographs entitled ‘Sustenance’ is the result of her observation of birds feeding in her garden over a sustained period of time. Using artificial lighting, magnification and the selective use of focus, Madahar creates an exaggerated impression of reality, freezing the birds’ nervous animation within the network of branches. The series explores Madahar’s interest in the concept of ‘home’: familiarity and strangeness, belonging and migration, routine and repetition.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3579-2004

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record createdAugust 19, 2004
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