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SunTest #11 (Day 1, 12, 16, 19), 2020

37 x 37 each, 77 x 77 inches overall
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

The SunTest prints document the changes in paintings that I make with very fugitive, light sensitive colors. I expose the paintings to sunlight and digitally scan them each day as the images evolve and change. Each panel or “Day” is like a still frame in a time lapse movie.

The metal prints are made with archival inks and have a matte surface like the paintings. The prints become the final art works — as the original paintings no longer exist in their previous state.

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SunTests in window

The SunTest paintings spend many months in my studio windows. The most fugitive colors change and disappear very quickly, while the more permanent colors remain behind.

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SunTest #9 (Day 1, 9, 14, 25), 2020

33 x 42 each, 69 x 87 inches overall
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

Multiple panel grouping featuring 4 “Days” or moments in the life of the painting.

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SunTest #3 (Day 1, 12, 35), 2019

50 x 60 inches
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

I digitally scan the paintings each day to capture fleeting moments as the images evolve. I’ve designed color formulas with some that will remain permanent while others disappear. This triptych shows three particular points in time (the 1st day, 12th day, and 35th day).

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SunTest in progress

I mask off sections of the SunTest paintings before exposing them to light. For this one I created special color formulas – some very light sensitive and others very permanent.

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SunTest #2 (Day 1, 9, 12, 25), 2019

78 x 98 inches overall
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

This grouping shows four moments while the painting was being exposed to light (the 1st day, 9th, 12th, and 25th day).

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SunTest #6 (Day 13), 2019

37 x 37 inches
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

This print features Day 13 in the life of this painting as it was being exposed to light.

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SunTest #6 & SunTest #1, 2019

installation at Robischon Gallery, May 2019
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

left: SunTest #6 (Day 1, 6, 59), 2019
37 x 37 inches each, 117 x 37 overall

right: SunTest #1 (6 Intervals), 2019
31 x 65 inches

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SunTest #8 (Day 5, 18, 48), 2019

42 x 33 inches each
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

I used only my most fugitive, light sensitive colors for this one, so all of the color would fade out eventually. This print shows 3 “Days” or moments along the way.

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SunTest #7 (Day 10), 2019

42 x 33 inches
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

This print features Day 10 in the life of this painting as it was being exposed to light.

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SunTest #7 (Day 1, 4, 10, 52), 2019

88 x 70 inches overall
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum
(edition of 3)

Multiple panel installation with 4 frames of the sequence.

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SunTest #3 & SunTest #7, 2019

installation at Robischon Gallery, May 2019
time-based image capture, dye sublimation on aluminum, (edition of 3)

left: SunTest #3 (Day 1, 12, 35), 2019
70 x 84 inches

right: SunTest #7 (Day 1, 2, 4, 10, 52), 2019
42 x 175 inches