Deconates

Six Solar Burn Deconates (1987). Shown: 6 burns from one of two sets. Private Collection: Paris
Solar Burn Deconates (1987) 22 x 30 mixed media on paper

The opposite of the solar spectrum. Here sunlight is focused into a single point of raw power that burns a path across a wooden plank. Portraits of sunlight drawn by the sun itself. Clear days create a broad smoke flare, passing clouds leave unburned interruptions, overcast days produce blank boards.