Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli
Irvine, CA

Top: Bernoulli’s Equation for Unsteady Potential Flow, $700
Bottom: Forgotten, Lost and Found, $450

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About this Book - Benoulli

This sequence of nine continuous photographs is a personal representation of the element water. In traditional philosophies it is commonly associated with the qualities of emotion and intuition. Its wavy pattern calls to mind waves on the ocean’s surface, described in mathematical theory by Bernoulli’s equation for unsteady potential flow. Palm leaf structure book with 81 strips of photos on Luster paper. 7.5 x 93 inches fully extended. Edition of 6.

About this Book - Forgotten, Lost and Found

The photographs in this tunnel book were shot in Italy and Switzerland. There are tons of tunnels through the mountains. The outside stories were shot in Switzerland and Paris. The inside of the tunnels are in warm tones because it represents a metaphor of how we go through life and eventually it comes together with the man and child holding hands at the end of the tunnel. The outside stories, in cold tones, are about looking for something, someone, searching (for balance, ourselves, etc...), the stressful part of life. A tunnel book with six panel pages plus accordions. Pigmented digital prints on Japanese paper. 5 x 6.5 inches opens out to 9 inches. Edition of 4.

Artist Biography

I used to think I was a photographer, but I realize now that I am an image-maker. I construct tales of impossible love or of dreams that go beyond what can be expressed in a single image. The photographs become short stories, and they dictate their own form of presentation including installations, artist books or sequences. They are not told necessarily in linear fashion, which vastly increases the number of possible interpretations. I experiment with layering several different images and with a variety of narrative mechanisms. This way, the visual flow of the sequence is altered and normal reading habits are disrupted which allows viewers to blend their thoughts with the images.

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