Impermanent Shadows

Selected Lumen Prints and Cyanolumen Prints
Gelatin silver photographic paper, colour photographic paper, and cyanotype process
Oct 2019 ongoing project 

These lumen prints are made out of flowering plants and photographic paper with light reinvention. The traces on the photo paper are fading with time passing, because the paper has never been fixed by the chemistry; they are still sensitive to light. The process of making lumen prints carves being of the plants into the photo paper, as if the paper is carrying their life to extend their lifespan while the paper itself is becoming alive, but eventually it would fade away as well.
 
I tried to fix a lumen once, then a feeling hit me strongly- if you want something to be immortal it would never be the same. 



Impermanent Shadows (Lumen mural)
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Impermanent Shadows (Lumen book) 
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