Cyanotype contact print (Ed. 1)
170 x 130 cm (67 x 52 in)
I guess we photograph in an attempt to understand the impermanence of life, the transience of all things that cease to be, despite our desire to retain them, to keep them. But not even the photographic image is permanent or eternal. Without light there would be no photography. Without light there would be no day. Technology gives us the eternal day. There will be no nights. Just the eternal light. And the illusion of infinite time.
How to be here now, to pay attention to the moment? Since everything is in perpetual transformation, perhaps to produce impermanent images that suffer interference over time is a way of appreciating ephemerality.. To create a historical reflection of the paths taken by photography as art of the industrial age.
On FALLEN SKY the sun is no longer reflected light but an alchemical brush. The image itself disappears. Metaphorically and physically. I aim here to create images that explore the ephemerality of art history, art, its reception and circulation.