Flora De Bechi
Working with light and carbon has made my recent work photographic, in the most basic sense. Fire has always been the underpinning element in my practice, this body of work has been developed around the process of making charcoal - distilling wood to pure carbon. Both light and carbon are regarded for their purifying qualities, but paradoxically provide a black deposit, which we generally perceive as impure. Charcoal is a complex, intriguing substance, through burning in a suppressed manner the wood is distilled and reborn into a new fuel. Through releasing potential, a higher potential is created. What begins as a heavy load of logs emerges light and pure black. This transformative process makes it a fascinating material to work with.
Stanley Allen • Hans Peter Auken Beck • Anne Broe Kristensen • Scott Caruth • Flora De Bechi • Sam Dransfield • Martyn Dunlop • Jack Farrell • Jo Gallagher • Stephanie Gardiner • Veronika Geiger • Lee Hutchinson • Diana Lindbjerg • Kate MacKay • Theresa Moerman Ib • Oisin Riney • Linda Smith •