Melissa Fleming - Artist Exploring the Natural World
  American Glaciers
  Under Glass
  The Space In Between
  Wax Flora
  Sand Waves
  Orchid Haze
  New York City

Sea Change (Palladium Photograms of Ocean Waves)

Wave after wave, the mark of the ocean is ever-present and continuously changing. The variations in the images of Sea Change, a series of palladium-based photograms, reference this complex character. Never on its own, water contains and transports materials of various sizes and opacity, including sand, seaweed, and sticks. Working with an element of chance, these images capture the pattern of the movement of matter in the break of a wave. Exposing in the UV light of the Sun, this process entwines the material aspect of photography with the ocean and shows the trace of water.