Photosynthesis, - 2011
The ephemeral beauty of the rose is seemingly arrested by the photograph act, however the photograph also carries the potential of it’s own demise.
This materiality of the print is challenged by being selectively set alight with a lens in the sun. The light that once formed the image, focused to excess. A destructive act that ironically serves to make the otherwise endlessly reproducible photographic print unique.
After the burn - the residual image still carries a visual energy, and commands it’s void is filled from a reservoir of landscape material. Transient cloud-filled skies stand in for the evaporated blooms, print grafted to print to form a new hybrid. The image grows on.
50 x 50 x 1cm
Burnt photographs, collaged
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