Photograms are made in the darkroom by placing 3-dimensional objects on the photographic paper and exposing it like you would a negative. I used rubberbands to create lively, animated, white lines on a black background. The collage materials are Artforum Magazines cut in circles using a laser cutter. Each piece is much brighter in real life.
This piece measures 11" x 14". The image touches all four sides of the black shadowbox frame. The title is lifted from the floating rings of text, which intermingle with black and white lines that are both soft and hard. If you look closely you will notice where the laser cutter sometimes burned the edges of the paper.
Liz Taylor is in there. Surely you notice her famous chin? This collage was made using the same method as above. They share a palette of black, white, and shades of grey. These two would look great hanging side by side in their matching black frames. A burnt color appears on the paper from the laser cutter.
Black, White and Blue All Over
This 11” x 14” collage is displayed in a white shadowbox frame. Refreshing and crisp, crystalline blue rings punctuate the black and white composition.
Black, White and Green All Over
This collage matches the above piece in its playful use of color. Rings of bright green, accented with red, enhance how the negative and positive space flips and shifts within the white shadowbox frame.
at both extremes
This piece measures 20" x 16" and is presented in a black, traditional frame. Painted white lines compliment and extend the shapes made in the darkroom by placing rubberbands on the photographic paper. Black, white, and gray rings float, inverting the figure/ground relationship.
Six photogram squares connect to create the first layer of this collage. Can you see a young Mick Jagger staring back at you? Mounted on white mat board in a white 20” x 16" traditional frame, lines zig, zag, jog, and curve back as if they continue to move.