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28. Adam Waymouth

Musa Acuminata Ballerina

Estimate: £2,500-£3,500

Gelatine silver bromide print
109.5 x 82 cm.
Photographed in 2017
Printed in an edition of five

Adam Waymouth is a photographer, whose most recent work was taken while working for the educational charity Funtasia in Luxor, Egypt. Waymouth challenges our perception of decay, underlining the beauty and significance of natural waste by transforming simple natural forms into complex and tactile objects, which take on a charged symbolic meaning, inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology.

Whilst teaching at a school in Luxor, Egypt, Waymouth collected withering palm leaves and banana skins from the surrounding area, and placed them to dry on his bright white roof, meticulously photographing all the stages of their decomposition under the scalding sun.

Musa Acuminata Ballerina is taken from the Smoke and Ashes Series.

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Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY