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Stuart Allen

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AA 2048 No. 2 - Over California - 02/01/2017, 4:48PM

This print started as a photograph taken with my phone through the window of an airplane. From 35,000 feet, you can see the curvature of the Earth, the tops of clouds, brilliant sunrises and sunsets, and intensely deep blues as the air thins toward outer space. I'm compelled to take these snapshots despite window scratches and the occasional reflection. But there is something valuable in the color data - millions of pixels, a record of light like any other photograph. The data speaks to the color and complexity of sunlight as it works its way though our atmosphere.
I then applied an algorithm to break down the photograph into a grid of small dots, similar to a halftone pattern, but different because the original color values are retained. In doing so, the image is abstracted, albeit less so from a distance than up close. It is a record of light, specifically the color of atmospheric light. The title references the airline flight number.

10 x 10"

Donated By Stuart Allen