Inkjet prints encased in resin
Slow Fires takes it’s cue from the world of paper conservation, a term used to describe the gradual deterioration of a book due to environmental exposure. Re-photographed barber shop posters faded by the sun to a characteristic cyan, are placed in colourless resin, which, over time will turn orange due to the ultra violet rays found in daylight. The piece was inspired by homemade clear cast photo memorials found in many pet cemeteries, those which are touched by the weather and over time, become like objects trapped in amber. Rather than document and preserve these 1980’s hairstyle posters, I am setting them off on another journey – where the fugitive nature of the photographic print is embraced and the pieces are in a continual state of becoming.