floater 2 (from the sun collaborations series)

cyanotype on paper in acrylic box frame
100 x 100 cm
2016

Made by placing photo-chemically treated paper flat on the earth and exposing it to natural sunlight over several minutes, Floater 2 is like an oversized cyan pixel, wherein an old photographic printing technique calls up the particulate-matter of the digital realm. Cyan is both the chemically-expressed color of the cyanotype process and the artificial color of the oceans of satellite mapping, a la CMYK. The spatial nature of the photo-process itself suggests a collapse of the space between the sun and the paper, the sky and ground.

(detail)

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