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posted on 2023-10-31, 10:11 authored by Angela Molloy MurphyAngela Molloy Murphy

In the first photograph, we observe a child masterfully blending digital technology with recycled materials to craft a miniature universe within the creative confines of the school's atelier. By skillfully manipulating a movable webcam, she experiments with perspective, magnifying her tiny world onto a vast backdrop behind her, creating a captivating juxtaposition of scales.

The subsequent images transport us to the lush, verdant setting of an arboretum, where a young child immerses himself in the experience of "being small" amidst the towering grass. This playful exploration of size and space is vividly captured in his adventure through the meadow. Following this outdoor adventure, the next photograph captures the child's silhouette against a sheet in the school atelier, ingeniously projected to appear diminutive against an oversized digital rendition of grass. This creative manipulation of scale and imagery beautifully mirrors the child's earlier experiences, blending the boundaries between reality and perception, and highlighting the innovative ways in which digital tools can augment our interaction with the natural world.

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