sun collaborations as cyanotype pixels:
shadows cast by objects high in the sky
on the equinox
as the earth stands up to the sun
cyanotypes mounted on aluminum dibond behind acrylic
10 @ 10 x 10 cm
photos: Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell
Made by placing photo-chemically treated paper flat on the earth and exposing it to natural sunlight over several minutes, these motifs are meant to be ambiguous in scale – geometric shapes that could be seen as either discrete objects or celestial forms. I see each one as a 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.