Photogram made using the historical photographic process called the Anthotype
I utilize natural pigments, some gathered from my backyard and others gleaned from the kitchen, in a historic photographic process called the anthotype. Pigments are coated onto watercolor paper in successive layers until enough density is built up. I arrange clothing on top of the coated paper, sandwich the two between plywood and Plexiglass and leave them to expose in the sun for weeks or even months depending upon the time of year and the strength of pigment. The final image is a photogram and is formed by the fading of the pigment in response to how sunlight passes through the garment. In theory the anthotype will fade with continued exposure to light so the very act of displaying and viewing it has a cost in terms how long lived the image will be.