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Folded Paper Fade
sun-faded black paper
24' x 36'
2005
Folded Paper Fade
sun-faded black paper
2005
Paper Fade
sun-faded black paper
9' x 12'
2005

These works are simply created by exposing black paper to sunlight. Each sun faded paper is a heliograph, or sun drawing that measures the duration and intensity of sunlight. Everyday, using sheets of folded or masked paper, I make exposures for a predetermined period of time, much like a photographer would. The resulting works on paper are non-image recordings of light that explore color relationships between each folded segment or measured increment.

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