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Iris is the indigo-tinted blossom birthed from dark soil nourished by sunlight. Iris, from the dictionary, is "an appearance resembling a rainbow, as seen in sunlit spray, the spectrum of sunlight." Iris is iridescence. Known in Ovid's Metamorphoses as the goddess of the rainbow, Iris, "clad in many-colored robes, draws up water to heaven, where she nourishes the clouds."
From my series, Metamorphosis, this photograph bears witness to the abstract, inner sensation and fluid expression. This image holds the energetic residue of the uninhibited, free movement of a woman dancing in the forest. Using a slow shutter speed allowed me to suffuse the image with energy and imprint a stream of moments onto a single print. In this light painting, she herself is the artist, painting the photographic canvas—my 35mm film negative—with her movement.
"Iris" is numbered and signed by artist on back of print in acid-free metallic gel ink. It is a LightJet Print, meaning that the image was printed directly from the film itself and processed through wet chemistry. It is printed on Kodak Endura Paper - a professional grade matte paper with a luster finish and an archival life of one hundred years.
Print size: 11 x 14 in / 27.94 x 35.56 cm
Limited edition 1 of 10.
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Captured with Ektar 35mm photographic film and printed on archival Kodak Endura, a professional grade matte paper with a luster finish and an archival life of one hundred years.