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A Different Kind of Tension

"Go then, there are other Worlds than these." Stephen King - The Dark Tower

I am currently exploring spirals and attempting to push chemigram and lumen printing in new directions utilising fluid dynamics to let the chemicals react and speak for themselves. The work is created without a camera or darkroom, using photographic chemicals and forms of “resist” (honey, oil, molasses) placed directly onto the paper and finally developed and fixed.

The spiral form is found in organic structures throughout nature: snail shells, draining water, weather systems, DNA structure, distant galaxies, leaf formations and in cultural symbols throughout history right back to the Stone Age. It’s a form that alludes to the natural cycles we experience but often ignore.

selected images from the series.

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