From Walking

Francis Schanberger's avatar Francis Schanberger

Since my move to Ohio from the more sinus friendly climate of the California coast, I have noticed that in late March and early April my nose itches, my eyes water, and I sneeze incessantly. Three years ago I searched for the cause and I began to collect parts of trees that had fallen to the ground or were hanging from branches. Instead of my eyes, my sense of smell and seasonal allergy were suggesting a future photographic project. Nineteenth century naturalists like Sir John Herschel, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Anna Atkins recorded their researches in photogenic drawings. Some 170 years later I have returned to their photographic investigations by collecting parts of trees, scanning the specimens and creating images from them using the historic Vandyke Brown Print process. The project is titled "from walking" to acknowledge the role of traveling on foot in discovering these subjects. For installation views go to: francisschanberg­er.­blogspot.­com/­2010/­10/­from-­walking.­html

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 2010
  • Height: 6