Eluvium Artist Book

Statement

The artist’s book Eluvium consists of reproductions of the original photograms from the series, printed on Epson Luster paper with Epson Ultrachrome 3 pigment inks and adhered to Canson paper. All materials are archival quality. The book is an edition of 12 and is housed in a custom box made by Andrew Rottner with Super Classy Publishing (Oakland, CA). 2012

The word eluvium describes residual deposits of soil and sand produced by wind. To create these images, I cast sand on sheets of light-sensitive paper in the dark. I then spoke, sang, cried, and otherwise generated breath in almost touching proximity to the paper, my actions moving the sand into formations. I exposed and processed the paper, titling each image after what I said or did to create it.