This artwork is part of a series titled Moving Pictures.
For images in that series, Brenda Biondo starts by photographing the sky from the deck of her home, located at 6,500 feet (2000 meters) or from the field surrounding her secondary studio at 10,000 feet (3000 meters) altitude. Often, she'll photograph clear blue skies; other times, she'll zoom in on grey clouds or a colorful sunset. She then prints the image, takes it back outside, folds it and/or cuts a piece out of it, and finally holds the print up to the sky and photographs it.
Moving Pictures, a sequel to the series Paper Skies, also looks at the photograph as object, but this time as an object in motion interacting with its environment over time and, in the process, literally blurring the lines between what is real and what is reproduced. The images are created by quickly moving a folded and/or cut printed sky image while it is being re-photographed outside. The half-second exposure time generates amalgams in which the printed sky and the actual sky are merged, blending colors and shadows and revealing a synthesis that cannot be seen with the naked eye. De-emphasizing the materiality of the original printed image by using motion to blur edges and textures focuses greater attention on color and the quality of light.
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About The Artist
Brenda Biondo is an American photographer whose constructed, abstract sky photographs explore the interplay of light, color, space, materiality, and process.Read More