Continuing with the same approach exhibited with my last series titled Ephemeral, Re>Formations advances my creative exploration in exciting new directions. Objects and dyes are layered in viscous liquids that are frozen to create temporary sculptures. Techniques involving mixing chemicals to the dyes as well as melting the layers and edges of the objects create imperfect shapes and ranges of color that are then photographed.
Two new series are the product of my experiments and are featured in this exhibition. In the first, common botanical materials found on walks, such as grasses, seedpods and hydrangea petals are used. The second series on exhibition creates sculptures in a similar way, using shards of glass from broken bottles. The refraction and reflection of light passing through the broken glass produces abstract images that inspire me to explore the relationship between shape, light and color.
Both series use white backgrounds and are illuminated with rays of light that pass through the sculptures. Similar to scientific specimens, the images are isolated from their surroundings for better observation. The original materials collected are no longer in existence, but the sculpted specimens exist as photographs and are preserved for display.