Murray Fredericks
Salt 401, 2014
Pigment print, edition of 5, 60 5/8 x 134 5/8 in.
Pigment print, edition of 7, 27 1/4 x 63 in.
© Murray Fredericks

Over an eight-year span Murray Fredericks made sixteen long, physically and emotionally challenging solo journeys to the surface of Lake Eyre in the Australian Outback to create Salt.

 

The majority of the works within the Salt  series are 47 x 58 in. (119 x 147 cm.), however Fredericks also created three grand scale, panoramic scenes 47 x 161 in. (120 x 410 cm.). These works are horizontal successions of ten to twenty frames assembled in one image, representing the feeling of vast space and emptiness.

 

"Regardless of their digital origins, these images are produced to have the integrity of a traditional analogue photograph. The move to digital was not to enable manipulation, rather it was to overcome the view limitation of a traditional film camera.", Murray Fredericks.

 

 In 2014 Fredericks returned to Lake Eyre and captured it at night, marking a new technological leap for Fredericks  which, he sites, “makes the work there worthwhile for me again.”