The student art studios photographed by Leonora Hamill run counter to the strain of individualism permeating the contemporary art world. Hamill destroys the myth of the artist-hero working in isolation, returning to the essence of the artistic movements that have marked the history of art: emanating from each studio is not a presence but presences. She tries to photograph the studios just after the students have finished working, when their efforts can still be felt. The composition transforms the the tools, materials and sketches into ephemeral sculptures (hence the title of the series).
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