Chemical Reactions detail
Chemical Reactions detail

Chemical Reactions

These works were created through the process of intentionally burning wood and printing the raw woodblocks like an embossment to create "burn" or "charcoal" prints. The process plays with contrast between control vs. chance, leaving an impression that reveals collaboration between the artist, material and chemical reaction, fire. Some of the prints were created after finding wood that was already burned, revealing the scars that remained from a previous chemical reaction. In both sets, the wood reveals itself to the viewer, offering contemplation for what it has to offer, even after being manipulated. No ink was used in the creation of these prints.