Weeks

Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy: 2007. Solar Burns: week of autumnal equinox, September 19 – September 25, 2006. (The equinox occurred on 9/22/06, the center burn.) Each Burn: 10” x 30”; Installation: 73 x 30 inches
Solar Burns: week of Winter Solstice, 2006. Each Burn: 10” x 30”; Installation: 73 x 30 inches
Solar Burns: week of Summer Solstice June 18 – June 24, 2007. Each Burn: 10” x 30”; Installation: 73 x 30 inches

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.