Saturday, June 25, 2011
Like a Bat, Parallax Diptych 2011
A bat is blind I understand, it uses echo location to skillfully navigate and sense its world. An X ray of a bat is used, along with a braille lesson card I had in my drawer.
Seeing With Photography Collective artist Ben Paige used to work as an X ray technician in an animal hospital, and he had brought in some animal X rays to use as props.
Attempting a meaningful light painting last week in the workshop didn't satisfy me, so I borrowed the X ray and spent the last 2 days with it lighting and illuminating. The 2 images represent the parallax of 2 eyes. originally my idea was a triptych-3 images- with portraits around the central X ray image, but this dual configuration evolved as I worked.