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.

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