Echo Utopias

Echo Utopias, 2008

Domus – 32” x 52”

Terminal 1&2 – 30” x 43”

Vitres 1&2 – 30”x 43”

lambda archival prints

Echo Utopias, is a suite of photographs of real and imaginary Victorian glass structures. In most cases they have been inverted so as to print the negative of the image thus emphasizing the inner and outer while suggesting traces of time: time present, time past. The green cast reminiscent of glass merged with the classical black and white photograph adds to the ephemeral rendering of these spaces. Indirectly this coupling references the invention of photography which occurred around the same time as the engineering and architectural ability to build the glass Palm Houses and Arcades.