Tracy Abbott Szatan


“Braided Sand. It was a century before they got glass to let light in. Unlock it and reign. A slipper, a coffin, a difference in crystal.”

- The Glass Age
  Cole Swensen

Braided Sand explores the relationship of optical technologies to earth materials as a means to consider the natural and manmade processes of transformation that are the bases of photography and other imaging technologies. In doing so the work questions the taken-for-granted use of these materials, juxtaposes human and geologic timescales, and grapples with the poetry of these materials alongside their inherent relationships to extraction and photographic practices of dominance.

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