Eleanor Macnair: Photographs Rendered in Play Dough

2 October- 21 November 2015

Atlas Gallery


The photographs reproduced in this exhibition range from the well-known and iconic to lesser-known images by contemporary photographers.

Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh started by Macnair on a whim in August 2013 with no expectation of reaching a wide audience. The images are produced late at night using Play-Doh, a chopping board, a highball glass as a rolling pin and a blunt Ikea knife. Each photograph takes 1-2 hours to reproduce, paring the image down to just form and colour, before being shot the next morning then disassembled back into the Play-Doh pots. The works themselves no longer exist and the Play-Doh is reused for future renderings, so these photographs are all that remain.

Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh


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