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Celestial Trace

(2018 - ongoing)

 

Artist Statement: Celestial Trace is a photographic exploration that documents perceptions of solar and lunar phenomena. I intimately record layered timescales from the daily passings of celestial matter onto photosensitive paper and film. The three photographic processes I use are: solargraphy, cyanonegative and lunargraphy. The photographs show a sense of curiosity and uniqueness by encapsulating timescales that span across hours, days, weeks and months, into a single still image. My images are subject to chance and process, including weather forecasts and shifting temperatures. Within these small and large scaled images, I capture an impression of deep time, movement and invisibility. Therefore, the works communicate the comparison of finite human life to the great expanse of time (i.e., the cosmos).

Click to read the brief description on the three photographic processes.

Selected works listed below.
Download PDFs for complete process archive: solargraphy, lunargraphy and cyanonegative.

Solargraphy 

Mikayla_De Pasquale_LITTLE RIVER, HOME. 24 April 2022 - 24 April 2023 365 days, 6 hours, 3

LITTLE RIVER, HOME.
24 April 2022 - 24 April 2023: 365 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes  2023


pigment ink-jet print
100 x 130 cm

Lunargraphy 

LITTLE RIVER, FRONT YARD AND FREEWAY 11 August: 1 hour, 45 minutes  2022

LITTLE RIVER, FRONT YARD AND FREEWAY
11 August: 1 hour, 45 minutes  2022

 

pigment ink-jet print
10 x 6.59 cm

Cyanonegative 

Mikayla De Pasquale Cyanonegative LITTLE RIVER, BACKYARD no.13. 14 May 3 hours, 2 minutes
Mikayla De Pasquale Cyanonegative LITTLE RIVER, BACKYARD no.14. 14 May 3 hours, 32 minutes
Mikayla De Pasquale Cyanonegative_LITTLE RIVER, FRONTYARD. 15 May 3 hours  2023

LITTLE RIVER, BACKYARD no.13.
14 May: 3 hours, 2 minutes  2023

 

cyanotype
10 x 10 cm

LITTLE RIVER, BACKYARD no.14.
14 May: 3 hours, 32 minutes  2023

 

cyanotype
10 x 10 cm

LITTLE RIVER, FRONTYARD.
15 May: 3 hours  2023

 

cyanotype
10 x 10 cm

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