X-ray Crystalography

X-ray crystallography (XRC) is the experimental science developed between 1910 and 1920 to determine the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal, in which the crystalline structure causes a beam of incident X-rays to diffract into many specific directions.

I spray numerous (up to 50) thin layers of translucent paint on to linen while sanding and polishing each layer to create a field of optical black. The imagery is created using antique scientific records from X-ray film.

2014 - present