Artist's Statement

Deborah Bay

Title: Traveling Light Medium: Digital prints on archival matte paper Print sizes: Varied (square images 15x15 to 40x40; diptychs 15x30 to 40x80; triptychs 15x45 to 40x120, approx; rectangular images 12x18 to 36x54)

The images in “Traveling Light” bring together an eclectic set of influences, ranging from the geometries of constructivism to color field. After collecting an assortment of prisms and lenses, I became interested in seeing how light and color traveled across optical materials. Lenses and prisms were layered and stacked at angles to capture light wrapping around form, while gels created washes of color in the background. Chromatic geometries emerged from the planes and lines of color. The images were produced in-camera and follow in the lineage of experimental studies exploring the most elemental components of photographic processes: light and lenses.