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Fusions

Like a science experiment, these images record an unpredictable process of transformation: bubbles from trapped air, charred metal fragments, the residue of ash.

Sandwiched between layers of glass, then fired in a kiln, the results resemble a miniature explosion, a map, or a microscope slide of some organic process. And although much is revealed through the glass' transparency, the exact nature of the materials retains some mystery.

By reducing objects to their two-dimensional essence, "Fusions" argues for itself as a kind of elemental photography.

Fused glass, 6" x 6".