Sumi -æ

These Monochrome abstract scapes are created by combining the materials and techniques of traditional Japanese (Sumi -E) ink wash painting with alternative photography/scanography. A transient moment is captured on the scanner surface, where water, ink and other translucent fluids mix together, allowing the pigment molecules to break up and create new forms. The result of these reactions are digitally captured, resembling abstracted landscapes or plant forms. The scanner is at once the means of recording these formations and also the surface which allows the creations to take place.