About this Artwork
This artwork is part of a series titled Paper Skies.
For images in that series, Brenda Biondo starts by photographing the sky from the deck of her home, located at 6,500 feet (2000 meters) or from the field surrounding her secondary studio at 10,000 feet (3000 meters) altitude. Often, she’ll photograph clear blue skies; other times, she’ll zoom in on grey clouds or a colorful sunset. She then prints the image, takes it back outside, folds it and/or cuts a piece out of it, and finally holds the print up to the sky and photographs it.
In her Paper Skies series, this juxtaposition of the print against the actual sky creates an abstract image that emphasizes the ambiguity between the real and the reproduced, and allows the original printed photograph to be seen in a new context as a three-dimensional geometric form. The paper on which the original image is printed transcends its role as simply a substrate for photographic imagery and becomes an active ingredient whose edges, texture and shape play a key role in the final image. The shadows created as the print is re-photographed attest to the interaction between the subject and the environment, and reveal the artist’s involvement in creating questions of space and geometry.
Edition of 9 + 2AP
This is edition 2/9