ALLOTROPES


each of two or more different physical forms in which an element can exist

i.e. different forms, one phase

In chemistry, an allotrope refers to each of two or more different forms in which an element can exist. For example, charcoal, diamond and graphite are all allotropes of carbon.

Allotropes is a series of photo-glass works that draw on the idea of allotropy and the ways in which objects and individuals can take multiple forms while being composed of the same substance. In these works, a figure twins itself though neither’s boundaries are wholly defined. The subsequent figures overlap with and inform one another. Hung to respond to natural light, the figures in these images take on additional multiplicities as they respond to their environment, throwing projections and casting shadows throughout the day and season.



Bullseye glass 4”x6”




printed on Canson Rag Photographique


© Tracy Abbott Szatan 2020