4 November 2017

Blue Moon



Globe's sister so to speak - but while the former has been screen-printed, Blue Moon is a cyanotype. The sphere has been blue-printed into a body of white silk-threads that are sewn to two acrylic glasses.
Depending on lighting the blue varies from royal blue to a dark cyan.
Thus, this was - and is - a photo challenge too.



Details


33cm x 33cm x 82cm (109cm including weights)
Read more about the process here.

30 September 2017

Blueprint

After a lengthy exposure period - it turned autumn and sun light is receding... this threaded silk piece has been processed as any cyanotype / photo / photogram:

stop(bath) - rinse and dry

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PS: this was four years ago - a layered version.

22 September 2017


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“An artist is not special. An artist is an ordinary person who can take ordinary things and make them special.”
Ruth Asawa

19 August 2017

process

another three-d negative: a black rubber ball embedded into white silk threads. My hands and body slowly but surely learning how to move, twist and pull, tie and sew a single thread of silk (in)to two opposing acrylic glasses; until eventually… my fingers become fluent.

About 10'000knots and 4km of silk thread later, ready to be 'blue printed', so that what is light becomes dark and what is dark becomes light.

find more images here

20 July 2017

Globe

In my studio, a while ago. Loom and screen-print table teamed up and harnessed like horse and cart. It could be an installation… It was the printing of Globe.

10 June 2017

it works!

White silk-threads - cyanotyped. Dyed and processed as a whole body. It works. This is a study - to find out just this. - Nice to watch how over time the blue becomes more and more saturated.
The white shape is spheric - but slightly distorted and asymmetric, on purpose.



12cm x 12cm x 44cm
silk threads (cyanotyped) / PET / bicycle tube / steel

By the way, find more about the process in previous two posts.

3 June 2017

3-d cyano print

Exposure to sun light and...
...rinse and developing bath.

25 May 2017

Work in progress

In the studio, developing a 3-dimensional negative - a test-run for a new piece.


A block of silk-threads. A black roundish shape - integrated within the threads. Soon to be dyed and exposed to sun light...

20 March 2017

Lightning



left: Lichtenberg figure from "über elektrische Entladungsfiguren auf photographischen Platten" by Anton Blümel (Berlin, 1898)
center : Hiroshi Sugimoto, 'Talbotized 011', 2012
right: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Field photograph from 'The Long Never, 2008

from St Ellock's page

17 March 2017

Book with No Pages
Perception @ Cupola Gallery

Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30pm to
Friday, April 28, 2017 6:00pm

Two version of Book with No Pages
and Squaring the Circle are on display.

17 February 2017

Haven

A world at the bottom of the Mediterranean:


HAVEN from Les films engloutis on Vimeo.

The story behind

PS: ...reminds me of Jason deCaires Taylor work. 

13 January 2017

Lightweight
Lightweight 
Nylon thread, acrylic glasse, light (LED), weight (steel) 12 x 36 x 200 cm

Part of Ferens Art Gallery's 2017 Open exhibition in Hull

13 January to 12 March 2017

12 January 2017



Works by Zimoun