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“Poppy’s Feet”


Photographer: Anne Geddes

Title: “Poppy’s Feet” (Vintage Print)

Year: 1999. From Anne: "There are a number of images in this series, which I wanted to seem very “womb” like. We hand made very thin sheets of latex, almost transparent, which took many days of experimenting to get right. The liquid latex was painted over a flat, dust-free surface and needed to slowly dry overnight. The results can often be uneven and totally unexpected. Many mornings we’d be faced with another failed attempt - often bubbles formed, which meant another day of experimenting. Finally we had a number of sheets, each stretched over wooden frames and mounted vertically. My Studio Manager Natalie was draped in fabric of a similar tone to the latex (in order to make her invisible). Standing behind the sheet, she gently placed sleeping newborn Poppy’s tiny feet against the latex, which had also been coated with fine powder. Everything about this image is real - absolute simplicity - no retouching necessary". 

Medium: Silver gelatin print, selenium toned
Image Size: 10.6 x 8.3 inches
Paper Size: 20x 16 inches
Edition: Edition of 25 (plus 5 Artist’s proofs)
Authenticity: A certificate of authenticity is available
Note: A “Vintage Print" means that the whole edition of 25 (plus 5 Artist’s Proofs) were printed within 12 months of the image being created.

All images and artwork designs by Anne Geddes are copyright Anne Geddes and may not be reproduced in any way whatsoever without permission. All rights reserved worldwide.