In keeping with the ephemeral nature of the photographic process, the artist handcrafted a 4x5 camera and fashioned lenses out of ice. The artist worked in collaboration with 3D-printing technologists to fabricate lens moulds, which she then used to freeze local water. The images, captured on 4x5 film, impart vistas in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The title They are lost as soon as they are made quotes Halldór Laxness' epic novel Independent People, and speaks to the material and immaterial aspects of the project - optics, time, light, and weather. Furthermore, the work explores the possibilities of deconstructing the mechanics of image-making, and of capturing the natural landscape with elements of nature itself.
They are lost as soon as they are made, 2015-ongoing Archival giclée prints, variable dimensions
Camera and ice lens.
Light & Variation
Light & Variation is a new and ongoing body of photographic work that visually experiments with dimension, light, and materiality. Constructed in the studio and photographed with 4x5 and 8x10 cameras, the complex arrangements are grounded in analogue and hands-on processes.
Pierre/Paysage [meaning Stone/Landscape] is a collection of 10 photographic images that presents transformed representations of space. Printed as black-and-white C-prints, the images show layers of acetate cut into different geometric shapes that have been carefully placed and lit to construct formal arrangements. The images articulate the possible representational slippages in the visual language of cartography, topography, and three-dimensional models.
Pierre/Paysage, 2012 C-prints mounted on Dibond, variable dimensions from 17" x 12" to 30" x 60"
The photographic series Trait studies the grammar of the horizon line through temporal yarn forms drawn in space by the extension of the hands and arms. The traditional perspectival use of the horizon line, in addition to other colour compositions, suggests landscapes drawn flat in relation to the body.