christopher ottinger
UV Ghost (detail)UV Ghost
UV Ghost
Part homage to Joseph Albers (or James Turrell) and part self-parody, UV Ghost is representative of both my use of sketch-like assemblages as a pre-visualization tool and the result of a series of experiments with UV-reactive materials, in this case, drawing paper. Much of my work utilizes optics and/or projections to summon some hidden specter from a particular material or technical object. Here, the “ghost” that is conjured is the cool, blue glow produced when sketch paper is exposed to ultra violet light.