“Landscapes of Time” are created by using a
photographic process from the 19th century.
She uses a homemade pinhole camera obscura, which,
because of the extremely long exposures required,
alters “normal” time and erases any human presence
in the image. Then the alchemy begins. Using
cotton paper coated with gelatin, gum arabic,
potassium dichromate, and pigments (matched for color
to the soil from the areas photographed), Ms. Dune
utilizes the extensive photo conservation and
preservation techniques she learned in her native
France to produce these haunting, unique prints.
Ms. Dune has exhibited in France, Mexico, and the U.S.
She lives and works in Austin.
images and the colors in her weavings are abstracted
from the landscape. Often the tapestry work
springs from the watercolors she has painted of plant
and landscape forms from the southwest, especially the
Texas hill country, where she maintains her studio.
Matlock combines traditional tapestry techniques with
brocade stitches she developed, which give a
sculptural quality and added depth of color to the
work. Ms. Matlock teaches at Lamar University,
Beaumont, and has exhibited extensively in the United
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