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By Susan Derges. Stour Valley Arts/ Photoworks, 2002. 65pp. £15.

(Distributor 0161 200 1502) Susan Derges makes photograms from natural forms and phenomena - one notable large-scale series of them turned the movements of the River Taw into a contemporary sublime (AJ 29.1.98). Based on a year's visits to King's Wood in Kent, and reflecting the cyle of generation and decay in their focus on bluebells, fungi and leaves, these new ones are more icon-like in isolating each subject against a deep black background. The bluebell shedding its seeds, the mushroom made to glow with an inner luminosity, become objects of contemplation; and the small book is beautifully produced.

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