Installation and Sculpture > Sun Slips, cascading shadows

Sun Slips, cascading shadows
Four archival pigment prints on transparent film, turned aluminum, birch, light.
34" x 84" each print. 36" x 95" each approximately installed.

Installation documentation coming soon

Sun Slips, cascading shadows is a unique photo-based installation featuring colour transparent photographs suspended, cascading, and layered in space. These images were made between 2020 and 2022, and are studies on witnessing the slow passage of light through time in my parents back garden. Temporary miniature sculptures made from various salvaged and left-over materials and colour films used in photography are photographed with multiple exposures as the sun shifts across the space and changes the composition of each structure in subtle ways. Acting like a sundial, traces of backyard architecture create shifting shadows that interrupt and blend with the circular forms of colour and light. Catching these moments through multiple exposures stretches time and allows us to witness the sun’s slow march across the sky through traces and shadows.

Enlarged and suspended on transparent film over hand-made wood and aluminum structures, and illuminated by light, the photographs create an interplay between object and image. Cascading down walls in undulating waves akin to laundry hanging in the sun, they drape and shift with air movement, and cast latent imagery and shadows on the surface of the walls and floor. The visual traces of each photo-based sculpture are in constant flux. Creating a liminal atmosphere, these photographs speak to the physical properties and materials inherent in making them, and sunlight becomes both subject and material. Making us more aware of passing time in a day and the subtle effect light has on the spaces that we most frequently dwell.