during dusk and dawn, the color flux extends into the range of metallic and iridescent. along the coast, the angle of illumination shifts rapidly. colors stimulate mood and water becomes a reflecting pool. the images in this portfolio are named after fragments of poems and songs, textual memories connecting the golds, silvers, and opals of scattered light. ephemeral metallics.
in 1774, abraham gottlob werner first published his nomenclature in which he organized colors around minerals to make a "standard." in 1814, scottish flower painter patrick syme built on werner's work to include the animal and plant world. extending these charts to include metallics, i reimagine the colors of twilight and open the grid to the infinite task of charting the fluctuations of emotion in color. the question becomes: how does the heart tint the lens and complicate the standard?
through photographing paint drying (yes, literally, paint drying), i invite the eye into the impermanence of the materials. recording the pigment of paint curling within the water, i depict liquid as it bleeds into the fiber of paper. these drops of paint are transforming; the instruments of capture are evolving.
Sarah Schorr, Aarhus, Denmark 2020