gloss

image: the artwork precious, showing a close up of a pair of lips wearing 22 karat gold liptstick

precious 2009-2013, 24 karat gold, lipstick compound 930 x 1290mm, photography by Terence Bogue

image: the artwork flow, features an image of a hand with a large gold plated droplet dripping from the pointer finger
image: the artwork flow, this image is of a gold plated blob being squashed between thumb and forefinger
image: the artwork flow, features an image of a downturned hand with a large gold plated droplet dripping from the middle of the palm
image: the artwork flow, an image of showing gold plated droplet wrapped around the forefinger
image: the artwork flow, this image is of a gold plated mucus looking substance being stretched between the thumb and forefinger

flow 2013, 22kt gold leaf, plastic, digital giclée prints (x8), 210 x 295mm, photography by Tiffany Parbs

image: the artwork vestige, showing two feet with gold plated toes
image: the artwork vestige, showing two feet with gold painted toes with the gold being washing away
image: the artwork currency, showing an over sized gold plated ring worn by two fingers, stone set with a gold foiled chocolate Euro coin

currency 2013, 22kt gold leaf, plastic, giclée print 420 x 315mm, photography by Tiffany Parbs

gloss is a monochromatic response to idealised concepts of preciousness and beauty, using sculpture, photography and lustre to highlight an alternate view of inherent value and worth.  This series documents alchemical propositions within an intimate landscape, suggesting ways the body can be augmented by superficial embellishment.

vestige 2013, gold paint, giclée prints, 420 x 550mm, photography by Tiffany Parbs

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