STRANGE AND UNADORNED : WAVE INTERFERENCE STUDIES (NO. 20 – 35)
GRAPHITE ON ARCHES PAPER
14 X 10 INCHES / 35.5 x 25.4 CENTIMETERS
2020 – 2021
A continuation of a series of drawings repurposing imagery from American photographer Berenice Abbott’s series Documenting Science, created during the 1940s and 50s. In Abbott’s series, photographic exposures of light waves captured with a patented ripple tank “camera” echoed processes of interference, evasion, and clandestine activity at play in public discourse during the anti-Communist and anti-scientific fervor of the McCarthy era. A more extensive description of this series along with the first 19 drawings can be found here.