Amanda Marchand

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the lumen project

2017: the lumen project comprises a series of collaborative sun prints, made as a response to turbulent times. I invite collaborators to mark our time together on this planet, as we sit in silence or meditation on photo paper. For the duration of the sitting, the sunlight marks the paper leaving a lighter imprint where there is a human form. These large-scale images are titled "Lumen" prints, taken from lumen printing, the art of making simple images with the sun and photo-sensitive paper. Everyone who participates signs the work and is gifted a small print.

The first Lumen piece took place on February 4, 2017 in San Francisco. The second Lumen piece took place March 16, 2017, on Manasota Key, Florida. The third Lumen piece will take place in December 2017, Ste. Agathe, Canada.

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Lumen I, San Francisco, Feb 4, 2017 40 min overcast, Ilford RC Warmtone

Lumen II, Mar 16, Manasota Key, FL 35 min, sun, Slavich Bro 80BP Gloss