(left to right) Lee Milne, Kate Elliott, Richard Kolker
(left to right) Lee Milne, Kate Elliott
The Study of Peter Pan and The Study of David, Kate Elliott
The Study of David
Close-up of The Study of David
The Study of Peter Pan and The Study of David
The Study of Peter Pan
Peter and David is a two-part contrasting photographic installation which explores notions surrounding representation, beauty and youth. The first part – The Study of Peter Pan – is a series of nine photographic portraits in which the camera follows the subject through a 360 degree turn. It aims to capture someone at a point in adolescent development between childhood and adulthood, and to freeze that moment, the title of the work referencing the well-known mythological character of Peter Pan. The second part – The Study of David – is a site-specific montage of photographic images, depicting a replica of Michelango’s figure of the biblical hero, David. Through the process of editing and layering, David's body is gently and subtly remoulded and transformed from the original into something new.