Portraits: 5, 24, 82, 679, 713.509 make up a series of prints that apply a process of creating my own versions of a Big Bang. I am fascinated by ideas surrounding a cosmic origin and by the thought that the death of a star is not the end but, rather, it spreads its influence over the surrounding space, triggering new life. Hence, all organisms are made of the original dust resulting from the Big Bang. These dust portraits, the evidence of a chemical reaction, will someday return to the dust from which they came, just as we are made of and someday we will return to dust.
All prints were made with handmade cotton paper, powdered pigment, baking soda, & vinegar
Photo Credit: John Bernardo