Language Acquisition: Wall Installations (2015)


“Language Acquisition” started as an exploration of gesture and character-like forms, made spontaneously by drawing through resists on the photographic paper. For various reasons, only a small portion of those works possess the qualities that I feel are successful in becoming singular gestural works on a single piece of photo paper. I became interested in working these gestures onto multiple pieces of paper, and eventually, became more interested in seeing what happens when the print is presented as an object. The earliest wall pieces taught me about chemistry ratios, lighting conditions, and time needed to harness a small bit of control over the chemigram process, while also entertaining the materiality of the paper by nailing it directly into the wall.