Through deep space, celestial bodies define a portion of the universe that hasn't been mapped.

Chromogenic paper is exposed to room light and processed conventionally. Using a variety of corrosive chemicals, the emulsion of the c-paper is then selectively stripped, revealing the layers of color it's comprised of. Integrating the chemical reactions of the c-paper with the gestures of painting, the results are unpredictable, echoing the state of the unknown. In some of the prints, crystals form as the corrosives dry, giving the surface uncommon depth and unexpected shimmer.
The process is of my own devising and is proprietary.

Due to the vulnerability of this delicate process, the unique prints are photographed and reproduced as digital c-prints in an edition of 3 + 1 AP, remaining faithful to the originals.

I started carving into c-paper when I was left with a large roll of the new emulsion that I couldn't print optically -- the contrast had been reduced. I started playing with it, doing chemical experiments in my studio.
This is an ongoing series.
 
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