For this project, I wanted to focus on the intensity and power of the sun, and it being highlighted by the solar panels we made use of. I wanted both my outcome and process centred on the sun.
I explored different ways of using sunlight to create images on paper. I made a variety of chemigrams using expired light-sensitive paper, household liquids, sunlight and chemicals used in the photographic process. These chemigrams informed my process and influenced the look of my piece. This process uses the sun and light to create something new, just like solar panels convert light to electrical energy. These images will be projected onto the solar panel itself with a projector, edited into a video that showcases the distorted and melted appearance of the photos themselves.
Text will also be printed onto the solar panel, which was informed by the flowing nature of the chemigrams. I wanted the text to remain white so as to not distract from the projection.
The phrase “give us a future” alludes to the power renewable sources of energy have and their ability to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels.