DAVID LAWREY & JAKI MIDDLETON

Downfall #1 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print.

At first glance, the photographs is the series Downfall (2016) appear as generic scenes of rolling, grey storm clouds. It is quickly apparent, however, that the clouds consist of a completely different substance: spun sugar crystals - or fairy floss – delicately arranged on wires against a backdrop of reflecting mirrors. The sugar clouds are photographed in different stages disintegration, progressively dripping with moisture and falling into forms that reveal the artifice of representation.

Downfall #1 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print, detail.

Downfall #2 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print.

Downfall #2 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print. detail.

Downfall #3 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print.

Downfall #3 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print,detail.

Downfall #4 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print.

Downfall #4 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print, detail.

Downfall #5 (2016), 130cm x 50cm c-type print.

Downfall #5 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print, detail.

Downfall #6 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print.

Downfall #6 (2016), 126 x 48cm, c-type metallic print, detail.