Terminus suspends and captures light in its final moments of existence.
Taken in an apparatus designed by the artist, these images record suspended “volumes” of light, originating from artificial sources, mediated through optical filters, and diffused into a layered device made from steel and glass.
As light is cast on to the device, rays coax their way through the individual atoms in the glass, diffusing into each successive layer. These strata unweave light rays, diffusing and revealing their dimensions, giving them a sense of volume and weight.
Influenced by the intromission theory of optics by Epicurus, whereby objects unwrap layers (or simulacra) of themselves which transmit to the eye, Terminus unravels and arranges layers of form in light.
Slowed down by the frenetic motion of electrons and dissipating into oblivion, Terminus captures the last moments of glimmers of light as they scatter to nothingness.
Materials: Light, optical glasses, steel