Wuthering Heights No.2

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  •   $300
    | 11"x14"
      Edition of 150
  •   $800
    | 16"x20"
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  •   $1,500
    | 20"x24"
      Edition of 25
  •   $2,500
    | 30"x40"
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The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Julia Callon
Wuthering Heights No.2, 2012
from the series Houses of Fiction

This image is the second image of a diptych from a series that attempts to visually represent fictional stories through interpretation and adaptation using techniques similar to that of filmmaking. This particular photograph was inspired by the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and is constructed through the literal interpretation as well as the imagination of the artist.

The specific room was chosen because of its significance to the plot of the book—the room represents the subsequent madness experienced by the main female character in the novel, and is inspired by not only the events within the story, but the metaphorical and symbolic significance of the events themselves. For example, the character tears apart a feather pillow in a maddening act—the feathers are symbolic of the character being trapped like a bird; moreover, the character succumbs to her death through starvation—the feathers and the furniture mirror the weightlessness of the body.

The room is a miniature set constructed by the artist using many hand built details as well as dollhouse furniture. The level of control, attention to detail, and ability to produce a very particular setting are crucial to the concept and believability of the image.

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