Joni Sternbach, 02.07.10 #9

June 17, 2020
Joni Sternbach
02.07.10 #9, 2002
Archival pigment print
50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 inches)
Edition of 15
£ 2,520 print only including VAT + delivery


10% of all sales will be donated to Hospital Rooms, a charity bringing art and arts programmes to mental health facilities within the UK.


"There is a plain unbroken prairie of open sea, lined and rippled with myriad smiling trails of minute undulations, dark and sombrous and profoundly calm, over the dead below - smooth as a tombstone."
- From Journal of the Photographic Society, February 21, 1857


Sternbach says:

This body of work explores the concept of landscape and its historic relationship to art and photography. Born out of recent images of seascapes, these pictures are a direct result of persistence and happenstance. On the day I went out to make a portrait of the sea, the sky turned out to be more interesting. Feeling a commitment to the sea, yet disappointed by its surface of that particular day, I simply pointed the camera upwards. I became interested in reducing all of the natural elements to a mystery of formal abstraction.



10% of all Black Box Projects sales will be donated to Hospital Rooms, a London-based charity championing the healing power of art by commissioning world-class artists to create permanent site-specific art installations and art programmes for secure mental health facilities in the NHS service.