photographs

Fayum

Fayum – Richard Walker

  Richard Walker, with Glass Muller. Galsgow, 1984. pt-pd print from 8×10 negative A few months after making the portrait of Mike Ware in Orkney, I moved to Glasgow and was kindly nestled in the home of three artists, Annie, Elise and Richard for a ...

Fayum – Mike Ware

Mike Ware with Evaporation Basin. South Ronaldsay, Orkney. 1984. from an 8×10 inch negative. Continuing with an infatuation to draw connections between my portrait work and the extraordinary panel paintings from Fayum, I look back to this photograph ...

Fayum – Rachel, 2007

Rachel, 2007 Many of the Fayum portraits were painted on thin wooden boards, and then wrapped into place on the surface layers of mummies, above the face of the deceased. Thin boards. Gazing for as long as the paintings endured, out and up. The thinness ...

Thinking of the Fayum Portraits

Luca, Cutlery. July, 2011 I am obsessed by the Egyptian Fayum portraits. It seems a morbid thing, to acknowledge a relationship between these funerary portraits and my work, which has always (duh) been of the living and loved. But I don’t see the ...