The Tin-can Firmament
Tin-can Firmament is a series of months-long exposure pinhole photographs of the sky.
The pieces, which function at both macro and micro level purport to have some grounding or basis in the scientific method that builds and organises knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions of forms in the universe, yet all have been produced of a largely emotionally driven catalyst.
The environment plays a large hand in the creation of the photographs as the pinhole camera tins fill with water and rust, lifting the emulsion in places, causing the pock-marks, swirls and strange refractions of light in the final works that reference the repetition of certain patterns within nature and are redolent of the celestial bodies. The circular form is another reference to the eye, the sphere of the earth, the tin-can camera and the limitations of human vision. The photographs do not depict events, rather the conditions of light and time in which events took place.