Architectural Distortion is a medical term for a specific visual abnormality – it describes a hard to detect image of a mass of cells that present themselves without a definite visible mass. This seems impossible: to detect something “just more than microscopic” and “sonically invisible”, yet still significant.
Certain imaging technologies allow us to see through the body to the inside. Other methods penetrate the surface of the body to facilitate study of particular tissues or organs.
White, silver based photo paper turns a color when exposed to light for a significant amount of time. This color — a light-based reaction in the emulsion layer of the paper — varies greatly depending on the brand, surface and type. My etched marks in the varnished surface of the photo paper are rendered using developer and fixer. Switching back and forth between these chemicals creates the black and white marks that appear on top of the inherent color of the exposed photo paper.
This work is about mapping temporal, shifting, unstable, errant, and transient corporal targets. In so many circumstances we need to view things from both the inside and the outside.