In advance of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition, I built a temporary outdoor sculpture in the yard of my studio. It was comprised of 4 x 8 foot modular panels supporting a roof of brise soleil, or “sun breaks” (Make in L.A., seen here). From the shadows cast on the structure’s walls, I made large gum-bichromate photograms using a technique adapted from 19th-century photosensitive watercolor processes.
Installed in a windowless gallery at the Hammer, the prints were arranged on walls as documentation of the environmental sculpture, remembered as light and color. A new iteration of sculptures, balsa brise soleil forms, hung from the ceiling at chest height, joined and counterbalanced by slabs of heavy dalle de verre (colored glass).