Carbon shuttles between analog and digital images in order to trace the transformations of carbon as a ubiquitous elemental substance, evoking its ultimate origins and ends and its more mundane uses. In the process it explores the role of carbon as a source of life and a form of waste, both biological promise and environmental threat.
The images employ diverse mediums including digital scans and unique carbon prints.to suggest a variety of forms and materials from landscapes to stars to abstractions, from cinders to carbon paper. As they move from macro to microcosm, they unsettle perceptions of depth and create an ambiguous sense of scale. While exploring the vagaries of the material they suggest a renewed connection to photography as a form of “light drawing.”