Severe Clear, 2019
Digital luminogram, chromogenic print on dibond
Maple frame, museum glass (artist framing)
43h x 63w x 2d in. (109.22h x 160.02w x 5.08d cm.)
Ed: 4 + 2AP
The image is comprised of shapes meeting in such a way as to suggest a horizon. Historically there has been discussion about why gazing out at the open sea reduces anxiety and the answer is that viewing a vast horizon gives one a clear view of any incoming threats, and time to prepare if needed.
While viewing the work and gazing into the vast sea/skycape, an experience of depth on a flat plane, one may not necessarily realize that this image was gesturally “drawn” into the camera with a focused beam of light.
In the tradition of questioning what constitutes a photograph, and what constitutes a camera, “Severe Clear” is a trompe-l’oeil digital luminogram created with a single gesture of colored light onto an exposed, lensless sensor. A luminogram is a ‘photograph’ created with nothing other than light and a recording medium.