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Frozen Layer Cake

Artist

Name: Nick George
Statement: Frozen Layer Cakes use the chemical photo process frozen. The image is initiated by placing a frozen bowl of photo chemicals upside down on a piece of light sensitive photo paper in the darkroom. I then leave the bowl to melt on the paper for roughly 24 hours. The bowl was frozen first with water filling a quarter of the bowl. Next, I add fixer and freeze, stop bath and freeze, lastly, developer until the bowl is full to the brim and freeze. When I return to the paper I simply whisk the paper out from under the bowl as if it was the tablecloth magic trick. Like a bit of very slow magic I have rendered a circle on to this photogram of sorts. The majority of the paper has not received any chemicals or the right chemicals in the proper manner and will thus shift colors for weeks to come. The images perform as they change on the wall. They challenge and expose my color preferences as I see the unfixed image change hues and I long for the picture to remain fixed in the preferred color. This loss of something is what so much photography fights against, the desire to save and capture the moment.

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2015
Installed: 2016

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400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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Materials

Unique silver gelatin paper

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