Photo-sculpture combines the two-dimensional veracity of photography with the three-dimensional reality of sculpture. This enhances the presence and essence of the subject. Photo-sculpture is, in some respects, a postmodern translation of the remarkable polychrome sculptures of Greek antiquity and the Spanish Golden Age, when artists sought to ‘en-vivify’ their subjects with exquisitely detailed surface treatment.
Gatton’s portrait work is offered in two formats: in 3D, the photo-sculptures themselves, and in 2D, as prints of the photo-sculptures. The large format prints are made using an archival dye sublimation process on aluminum, Chromaluxe.