Through deep space, celestial bodies define a portion of the universe that hasn't been mapped. As variations in the void, spheres exist in turmoil -- pulses of searing energy disrupting the mantle. Others float as lonely outposts devoid of color, shades of topographical gray. There is a sense of infinity, with no beginning or real end. 

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. The element of chance is welcome. 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. A few prints, more stable than the rest, are offered as the unique 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 -- Kodak had reduced the contrast. I started playing with it, doing chemical experiments in my studio.
This is an ongoing series.
 
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