The New Sky, 2012
Archival pigment print, artist framing
48h x 72w in (121.92h x 182.88w cm)
Ed: 10 + 2AP
The New Sky, 2012 is part of an ongoing series which deconstructs elements of nature into technologically influenced states. The act of doubling, inverting and combining vernacular photographs of the New York City sky evokes the substantially changing elements of our natural world, resulting in a feeling of solastalgia, which can be defined as a “form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change.” The New Sky employs destructive image compositing compression and chance to generate a set of interference ‘clouds’ which appear to seamlessly emerge from, and bridge, the original images of the sky. Further bringing the work into permanent “in between” state, the digital image is transferred to 8x10 film, and the print is exposed, by hand, from this transparency. No two prints are identical.