• Gold Ornaments and Precious Stones Adorn Tender Photographic Portraits by Tawny Chatmon

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    “Joy” (2020), 24k gold leaf, acrylic on archival pigment print, 30 x 20 inches. All images © Tawny Chatmon, shared with permission
    In If I'm No Longer Here, I Wanted You to Know , photographic artist Tawny Chatmon overlays portraits of young children and families with dabs of 24-karat gold leaf, precious stones, and watercolor details. The heavily adorned images are the latest in Chatmon's superimposed works, which veered from digital collages to the hand-gilded pieces evocative of Gustav Klimt's Golden Phase that are similar to those shown here, and respond to themes of unity and...
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