© Andréanne Michon, Photographic Sculpture 4, 8 x 10 inches sculpted film on black chromogenic print, Unique, 2016
My artistic practice involves multi-layered processes and explores how the planet functions and evolves. Thinking about photography as the core of my artmaking practice, I have come to understand the medium as being capable of operating in parallel to the planet’s ability to transform itself. The cataclysmic forces of nature, which include cycles of destruction and creation, are similarly present in my own work, but are active at a more intimate scale.
Heat, pressure, erosive and chemical reactions, imprinted traces, and extremes of light and darkness are key to the hybrids that I create. These phenomena are in dynamic exchange in my work, they migrate seamlessly between media such as carving, pyrogravure, printmaking, sculpture, photography, moving images and sound. This back and forth between processes allows for the emergence of a different kind of visual language that supports new forms and vocabularies.
© Andréanne Michon, Photographic Sculpture 7, 4 x 5 inches sculpted film, Unique, 2016
© Andréanne Michon, Photographic Sculpture 3, 4 x 5 inches sculpted film, Unique, 2016
© Andréanne Michon, Photographic Sculpture Box 1, 11 x 14 film, ash wood, magnets, chromogenic prints (each 8 x 10 in), 18 x 18 x 11 inches (opened), Unique, 2016
© Andréanne Michon, Fragmented installation, 14 x 11 inches sculpted silver gelatin prints & magnets, Unique, 2017-2020
© Andréanne Michon, n o w h e r e, Fractured (25), 90 x 75 inches installation (14 x 11 inches each sculpted silver gelatin print) Edition 1 of 3 (variations), 2018
© Andréanne Michon, n o w h e r e, Fractured (25) - detail, 14 x 11 inches sculpted silver gelatin prints & magnets, 2017-2019