As Montse and I begin to structure an interdisciplinary visual collaboration from workshops
that originate in her lab, to working on research with her students, to presenting a visual
workshop to developing an exhibition at her university in the spring, its interesting to see the
emerging visuals from her digital documentation of microscopic samples. When I return from
Paris on December 1, I hope to make negatives from these images and use them for the
Cyanotype process. We also are continuing to discuss Cyanotype chemistry using iron-based
materials she is using in her research.
Last week I included examples of some of the tea stains I created on paper and then waxed
during a residency in the early 1990s, but did not label or number them so am resubmitting to
show materials used. Also included in the visuals are this week’s formation of more uranium
glass pieces at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center with gaffer Skitch Manion. He is helping
me to create Uranium Games, a political “game” based on the atomic configuration of the
element U. As I mentioned to Montse, we also could use the digital images from the
microscope slides for the glass technique shown using a photographic decal fuse.
This week I am visually researching/getting inspiration from visiting in Paris with other artists
and curators currently in the city a number of art and science museums as well as searching out
obscure cultural locations and events. I should have a number of examples of locations and
works which have inspired me and will post for the next blog.