The Fountain of the Great Lakes is a sculpture created by Lorado Taft between 1907 and 1913.
lions that guard the front doors to the world-class art museum.
The garden is tucked back away from Michigan Avenue and it’s a beautiful place to relax after spending the day
looking at great art at the AIC
They had just painted the bottom of the pool under the fountain a beautiful shade of blue when I made this image.
The image below is a Polaroid emulsion lift. The hand reaching is a detail of the Fountain of the Lakes sculpture.
The original image was on 35mm transparency film.
I rephotographed it onto Polaroid type 669 peel apart film by using a Daylab.
Then I floated the Polaroid emulsion off its paper base and onto watercolor paper.
To get the handmade image onto this site, I rephotographed the emulsion transfer with
a Canon 5D MKIII HDSLR – a photograph of a photograph of a photograph.
Here’s a wordless but interesting video tutorial on emulsion lifts by Constantin Litvak