The works in Black Velvet are created by simply dropping a piece of black velvet onto photographic paper, exposing and then developing it, the result being a very bare bones photogram. The use of black velvet is significant; in photography it usually functions as a backdrop, whose whole purpose is to disappear and offer an empty shadowless field for a chosen subject. It is an eraser in a way, that erases itself. I flip the equation and use this cloak of invisibility as the central subject, where it can instead imprint itself, its materiality finally given a shape. I repeat the process many times and display multiple “takes" together, to give more weight to the seemingly inconsequential subject.
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