E Gaube, October 16, 1793, digital photography, 16.25x11.6in, 2017
© copyright Ellen Gaube 2017
Although this an abstract composition, I saw a rich brocade and lace fabric with intricate embroidery. I shifted the hue to red. The top half of the image is still somewhat haute couture but the lower area of chaotic lines and exploding shapes suggested a scenario far removed from pomp and grandeur. I was looking for a title that would explain the duality of privilege and violence. Someone came immediately to mind. The title, October 16, 1793, is the date of Marie Antoinette's execution.
First edition 1/50
Printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art Archival Paper with Epson Ultrachrome K3 Archival Inks
Available unframed print sizes: 10.5x7.5in ($25), 14x10in ($40), 16.25x11.6 ($50)