I work with so many different materials that sometimes I lose sight of the beauty in the material itself. Looking for a way to simplistically view it has always been in the back of my mind. Recently I saw a photo of a bomb exploding in the air of a war zone overseas and the moment was captured in a way that felt both frightening and invigorating. Since I often see random supplies with excitement and fear I decided to mimic the look of the explosion with materials I have previously used.
There is a pic at the bottom of this post that shows a smidgen of behind the scenes.
Shards of Records.
Doll arms and legs.
Dollar bills wrapped around cubed wood.
To take the pictures I would lay on the floor with a material in the plastic bin. I would shove/throw it straight up in the air and it would get photographed.
In this pic the shards of records are coming back to land on me.