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White Out

This project took place in three stages:

1. ‘Packaged’ , pictured in the left photo second down on this page. Digital print, Giclee on Arches paper, 44”x30”. The page contains a grid of small unfolded packages—which each hold an image of a person contained within the architecure of a package.

2. ‘Packaged’ was made in to ‘Packages’ (below right): each cut out identically in the shape of a small potential box, individual constructions were installed vertically, see right. There were 18 constructions, which I then photographed. Where the image winds up when the paper is actually folded in to a package —what details fall on the fold & the distribution of the person's image- is a surprise result of the cut and bend. (cut from behind). The manipulation of the image is due to the folding.

3. The photographed constructions from stage 2 (‘Packaged’) at first became a single print that contain all of the images of the constructions together , reworked with powder white. This piece expanded to become ‘White Out’, a 16 piece set of prints with one or two constructions on each print, each 46” x 34” . Each print is a mixture of response to the space and shadows of the construction in the photograph, combined with a sense of fiction and drama evoked by the "character" who sits in the in the construction. The prints sit together on the wall, a large floating swarm. Several are shown here, below individually, and the first photo on this page is the installation.