PHOTOGRAPHY - PLASTIC MEMORY

Grape stalk + Bag blue
Grape stalk + Bag blue

Unique Photogram 12" x 16"

Grape stalk + Bag blue
Grape stalk + Bag blue

Unique Photogram 12" x 16"

Grape stalk + Bag Sepia
Grape stalk + Bag Sepia

Unique Photogram 12" x 18"

Flower Bottle Blue
Flower Bottle Blue

Unique Photogram 12" x 16"

Rainbow Flower bottle
Rainbow Flower bottle

Digital Print

Flower Fossil 9
Flower Fossil 9

Unique Photogram 16"x 24"

Bottle Flower 3
Bottle Flower 3

Unique Photogram 12" x 16

Flower Fossil 7
Flower Fossil 7

Unique Photogram 20"x 24"

Flower fossil 9 Blue
Flower fossil 9 Blue

Unique Photogram 16"x 24"

Plastic Memory   

1997-2006

 

This work has been produced using waste plastic. Blister packs, flower wrappings, plastic cups and such were used to create photograms. Photograms are a bit like X rays, they are made by shining light through transparent or semi transparent objects. A photogram of a piece of plastic will pick up fine marks and scratches, traces from the object’s past, that you cannot see with the naked eye. That something can be solid & yet transmit light astonishes me, transparency is a beautiful and seductive way of flaunting the goods.

 

I like the idea of transforming waste into something of value, the plastic that I use has already undergone many transformations. Before it was plastic it was oil and long before that it was vegetation growing in the hot prehistoric sun of the carboniferous age. Oil will run out in a generation’s time, & when it does our grandchildren will reproach us- ‘All those wonderful complex molecules, and you burnt them!’ (Or buried them in Landfills). This work aims to express ideas and emotions to do with this unnatural and often controversial material.

4 Photograms, each 12" x 16"
Luminous skeleton
Luminous skeleton

Digital print from analogue Photogram

Parachute
Parachute

Unique Photogram 10"x8"

Suppliments  2
Suppliments 2

Digital print from analogue Photogram

Space
Space

Unique Photogram Cyanotype