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HOME > PHOTO & PHOTOMONTAGE PHOTOMONTAGE FROM: TESSERAE OF VENUS PROJECT
Carbon Cycle Model (Pulse)   next
As carbon releases into the atmosphere, it flows in pulse cycles into at least three reservoirs-- land biosphere, ocean and atmosphere- to increase radiative effect, causing thermal increases. The cycle model ( graphic waveform data ) limns a blackboard-like interior wall. Inside the blackboard, fragments of images from oubliette paintings trap black surfaces. Anthracite-shine in the night studio like a blackboard with strange lecture notes on it. As if a dream-lecture- a diagram of a world inside these future response-pulses.

The Bern Carbon Cycle Model predicts absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere, marine and geologic levels. The image is constructed from drawing installation photographs and scientific graphics. The Bern model is used as one of the standards for C02 scenario calculations and global warming potentials. As anthropogenic carbon releases into the atmosphere, it flows in pulse cycles into 3 reservoirs-- land biosphere, ocean and atmosphere--. and what this also does, in the atmosphere is to increase radiative effect, causing thermal increases. I am concerned with this effect as an immediate, personal and spiritual figuration, so I integrate this graphical data about the 'response function' as if I am myself building a second model that is a 'response' to the scientific carbon cycle model. The way that this figuration works is to set the first image element (the graphic waveform data ) into an array that appears to be behind a blackboard-like interior wall. In this second source, you can see that there are drawings pinned to the wall, and also a center panel that is shiny-black. This center panel is one of the oubliette paintings from 2004. The oubliette paintings concern the problem of being trapped in and by forgetting (traumatic memory). Blackness of various densities are metonymic (stand-ins) for atmospheric damage from coal burning globally.
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DATE: 2009
48 x 48 inches
122 x 122 cm

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