In the ‘Black Dust’ series the dense black particles deposited on the paper trace the pattern of the air flow in gradations from dark to light. Soot particles generated from paraffin candles are passed over objects that have been placed on white paper. Following the use of electric current in ‘Light Drawings’, the series reveals the natural patterns of soot to produce a definitive mark.
These resulting marks are therefore traces of both the natural and man-made. The geometric nature of the manufactured objects is represented by their absence, which is rendered through the transient material of soot. Through this juxtaposition, ‘Black Dust’ interrogates the functions, limits and frontiers of what is natural and manmade.