blind spot | 2016 | photography


Dimensions variable
Ultrachrome Prints
Edition: 1

Blind Spot, my first departure from the human figure as subject in many years, began with photographs of unfamiliar hand tools. I cut out prints of the tools, pinned them to a black self-healing cutting matt, and used black spray paint and dodging tools to create the illusion of depth. The paint, shadows and dodging tools appear soft, although on closer inspection only the latter are out of focus. The photographs resist comprehension as a result of the viewer’s partial knowledge of their subject matter. Gaps in the viewer’s knowledge create literal and figurative voids that generate their own ambiguous force.

 

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