Abyss: Ashley Whitt

Composition No. 10, 2017, Solvent transfer, chemigram, and thread, 16 x 20 inches

Composition No. 10, 2017Solvent transfer, chemigram, and thread, 16 x 20 inches

Abyss explores the dichotomy between order and chaos within the universe and within the self. Photographic collages and sculptural artist books are fabricated to illustrate the physical manifestations of anxiety and depression through the destruction and reconstruction of the photographic image. Collages are made using a combination of alternative processes: lumen prints, chemigrams, and solvent transfers. To create the images, photographic prints are cut apart and sewn back together. Geometric and organic shapes mimic the patterns and phenomenons found within the universe. 

Abyss considers the correlation between the inner self and outer space as well as our desires to control and make sense of life and death