re-turning around

In her series re-turning around Eva-Maria Raab uses the nocturnal movements of the Ionian Sea around the Greek island of Ithaca and bans them on watercolor paper. To achieve this, she first let the seawater splash onto light and liquid sensitive paper to produce permanent traces of the waves beneath her. For the second stage in the process, she exposed the same paper to the sun and fixes the sea waves that have created a kind of abstract map themselves. With golden ink, the artist creates seemingly arbitrary yet precise continents, paths, junctions and islands. Like in life, some of the paths just end, others branch up or seem to be endless. We decide where we go and create our own universe. With re-turning around Eva-Maria Raab also refers to the Odyssey as a permanent search of our way to our inner home. A search where we encounter unexpected turns. She created her prints on Ithaca, the land of Ulysses, that he was desperately seeking for during ten years.

cyanotype on watercolor paper
with traces of sea water, golden ink
various formats (48x36cm, 40x30m, 32x24cm)
2021
unique prints

https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n01_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n1 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n02_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n2 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n03_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n3 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n11_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n8_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n1_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n04_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n4 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n05_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n5 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n06_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n6 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n07_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n7 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n08_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n8 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n09_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n9 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n10_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n10 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n11_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n11 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n12_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n12 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n6_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n9_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n10_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n13_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n13 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n14_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n14 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n15_48x36cm.jpg
re-turning around n15 (48x36cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n16_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n16 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n17_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n17 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n18_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n18 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n19_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n19 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n20_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n20 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n21_40x30cm.jpg
re-turning around n21 (40x30cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n22_32x24cm.jpg
re-turning around n22 (32x24cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n23_32x24cm.jpg
re-turning around n23 (32x24cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n24_32x24cm.jpg
re-turning around n24 (32x24cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n25_32x24cm.jpg
re-turning around n25 (32x24cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_n26_32x24cm.jpg
re-turning around n26 (32x24cm)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_re-turning_around_tryptichon_n27_28_29_32x24cm.jpg
re-turning around - tryptich (32x24cm each)
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n3_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n7_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n5_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n4_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n12_web.jpg
https://evamariaraab.com/files/gimgs/th-97_raab_documentation_re-turning_around_n2_web.jpg