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Monday afternoon, 1st April 2013, Spring Equinox
Nagy 2, Winter 1992. Light, water, dye destruction print. 33 x 33 cm / 13 x 13“

Nagy 2, Winter 1992. Light, water, dye destruction print. 33 x 33 cm / 13 x 13“

Reflecting on the many years I have spent looking into the sun. Remembering Isaac Newton staring at the reflected image of the sun in a looking glass for as long as he could bear it. He sensed that colour depended on 'imagination and fantasy and invention'. When he could take no more he looked away at a dark wall and saw circles of colour. He perceived light objects as red and dark objects as blue. With practice he found he could reproduce these effects by pure, wilful thought.  

 

On repeating the experiment he feared he had damaged his eye and retreated to a dark room. He remained there for three days until his sight began to reappear.

 

Perhaps my vision has held or been saved by the years spent in The Darkroom, the dark space that makes the light seeking possible?

 

 

Gaze (ii), Winter 2009-2010. Water, light, lightjet c-print from dye destruction print. 224x254cm/88x100" (framed)
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