Antique Photographs, Water, Nitric Acid
8" x 8" x 44"
Reversing the development process of antique photography using nitric acid and water is factual. The layer that developed last, pulls away first. The water greets the pigment and keeps it suspended but doesn't mix. Stripping it layer by layer and allowing it to consume space and make Time reluctant. The pigments no longer shows the shading underneath a Sunday hat but become three dimensional ghosts of the original process.