(Chemigrams - Solargraphy)
Peirce incorporates the ideas of evidential representation in his framework of signs: "icon, index, and symbol. An icon is a representation of an object or an action that still bears resemblance to the referent although it may be stylized; an index is a representation that is directly mapped to the referent, and a symbol is an abstract representation of the referent that almost always requires cultural convention for understanding." (Peirce, 1998)
These images became a collection of personal symbols that try to speak to our collective unconscious. They defy photography's historical burden as a representational medium by accepting the chance, chaos, and failure inherent to photographic processes. This trace of chemical residues becomes the final image. The absence of the figure invites the viewer to accept uncertainty as to the subject of the work itself. As the photograph reaches beyond the representational, the original intention of the landscape representation becomes secondary.'