“INVENTING LANDSCAPE, FOLIO #6″
9″ x 22.5″ x 1”
Archival Pigmented Ink on Rag paper
This piece includes 16 original prints, index, site history, and description of process. Twenty one sheets in total, 18 – 8.5” x 22” and 3 – 8.5” x 44”. The red oak case was shaped from a solid plank with a C&C machine. All included images were created while traveling Eastern Europe. Shot on film with a “Diana” plastic camera that had been altered by Nelson to facilitate the overlapping of successive exposures to create the panoramic image. The number of overlapping frames range from 6 to 12. The film was scanned and printed on rag paper with Epson pigmented archival ink. The computer use was strictly for printing purposes.
Ardine Nelson, Professor Emerita, Department of Art’s Photography program, OSU. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, has received Ohio Arts Council and Greater Columbus Arts Council artists fellowships, was a GCAC visiting artist in Spain in the early 90’s and has visited Slovakia to teach an alternative camera workshop. Nelson’s practice includes the traditional and non-traditional cameras and materials. Nelson’s German Schrebergarden work has been recognized through a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts grant and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her current ongoing body of work, Ceilings, explores formal visual aspects of structures in the process of repurposing/renovation or about to be razed.