Baobab: Tree of Generations
August 14 – November 7
photo-eye is pleased to announce the exhibition and portfolio release of Baobab: Tree of Generations, photographs by Elaine Ling.
In Elaine Ling’s large-format black-and-white series, the artist set out across South Africa, Mali, and Madagascar to photograph one of the world’s most ancient living organisms: the Baobab tree. Able to grow to spectacular size in some of the most infertile soil, the Baobab provides for the community that surrounds it. Generations have depended upon the Baobab tree, which not only provides shelter but it is also a nutritious food source with its fruit and a renewable source for materials for textiles and shelter. Ling’s use of 4x5 Polaroid Positive/Negative film serves to enhance the trees ancient and alien appearance, and the large-scale 30 x 40” archival pigment exhibition prints echo the scale and scope of the monumental Baobab. View the photo-eye Editions' portfolio
For more information, contact Anne Kelly, Gallery Director