CYANOTYPES BY MEG MADISON
A Limited Edition Artist Zine “Desert Neighbors” with text and miniaturized reproductions of the actual cyanotype prints in an edition of 125 accompanies the exhibition.
For "DESERT NEIGHBORS" I detoured from the plants on my desert property to my neighbors homes. I am breaking all desert convention by approaching my neighbors, and then, armed with the with the knowledge that desert people own guns, I ask if they have a gun and would they “let me make a cyanotype print of it?” The resulting sun print, the shadow cast by the weapon on the paper, is like a medical X-Ray, a transposed view of the object inviting identification of underlying pathology, underlying cultural understandings. The resulting brilliant blue life sized shadow of a weapon is the result of a conversation with the owner. The result of “conversations we do not have”.
This project was inspired by Liz Gordon & Betty Ann Brown for the 2016 election season “GUNS” show at THE LOFT AT LIZ'S
"Desert Neighbors' was produced in a handmade edition of 50 copies. No 1 to No 25 accompanied the "GUNS" exhibition at The LOFT AT LIZ"S.
THE LOFT AT LIZ"S GALLERY.
The Loft at Liz’s. 453 S. La Brea Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 939-4403 ext. 5