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The River Taw (Leaf Fall)
Dye-destruction and photogram print
66 x 24 ins (167.6 x 61 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Auction, October 25, 2016, #2426, Lot 289
Derges created the images in this series at night in Dartmoor, England. The other-worldly, mesmerizing images of the river's ripples and floating debris were made by placing large sheets of light-sensitive cibachrome paper in a box constructed with aluminum and submerging it in the River Taw. When she was ready to make an image, the top of the box was removed, a flash set off, and the sheet exposed.