Baptism, 2011. Digital print.
Continuing her fascination with representations of decorative beauty in a contemporary context, Tash Gray created this striking tableau in the creek in her backyard.
Inspired by the sumptuous decorative aesthetic of Pre-Raphaelite painter Waterhouse, the work investigates ways to represent the intersection of the spiritual, mystic and decorative in portraiture.
A painterly subject matter is photographed to capture the agony and ecstasy of a spiritual moment. Check out the gallery below to see the research images and test shots that informed the final work.