Alice Q Margrave

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Paradise Wavering

Alice Q. Hargrave explores
the melancholic side of paradise

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Paradise. The word itself elicits a myriad of images and sensations – perfection, bliss, timelessness. However there is also an immediate fragility associated with the word, as the human experience has proven throughout history that paradise doesn’t exist, or otherwise it is a fleeting myth, come and gone before one can even understand what it meant. Alice Q. Hargrave’s photo book, ‘Paradise Wavering,’ which will be released in May, 2016, explores the melancholy side of paradise and the perils of a future pervaded by environmental catastrophes, amalgamating newly captured work with re-photographed vintage images, colored and printed in the attempt to create a space and time that, like paradise, does not exist in an actual reality.

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Glacier from ‘Paradise Wavering’

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Shade from ‘Paradise Wavering’

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Cattails from ‘Paradise Wavering’

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Lichen from ‘Paradise Wavering’

 

 

Photography: Alice Q. Hargrave’s ‘Paradise Wavering,’ published by Daylight Books

 

Feature Image: LEFT: Coupled Palms (1982/2015) | RIGHT: Spray