Binh Danh, ‘Untitled cactus #5, Saguaro National Park, Arizona  April 6, 2014’, 2014, Lisa Sette Gallery
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Binh Danh

Untitled cactus #5, Saguaro National Park, Arizona  April 6, 2014, 2014

Daguerreotype (in camera exposure)
12 1/2 × 10 3/4 in
31.8 × 27.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$6,700
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Phoenix
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Binh Danh
Vietnamese American, b. 1977
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Leaves serve as the canvas for Binh Danh, who uses a natural photographic process known as chlorophyll printing—one that entails placing a negative over a leaf and exposing it to sunlight for a few days until, through the process of photosynthesis, the green pigments darken into a ghostly monochrome image. The leaves are then preserved in a block of resin. This method is particularly well-suited to Danh’s reconstruction of fragmented memories of his family’s struggle through war in Vietnam. Although he was too young to remember first-hand the horrors of war, he intuits the suffering and death his family experienced and communicates that sense of loss through haunting images that represent his family history. Banh describes his artwork as a religious practice, “coming up with my own concept of what is life, what is death, what is consciousness, and what is history.”

Binh Danh, ‘Untitled cactus #5, Saguaro National Park, Arizona  April 6, 2014’, 2014, Lisa Sette Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Binh Danh
Vietnamese American, b. 1977
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Leaves serve as the canvas for Binh Danh, who uses a natural photographic process known as chlorophyll printing—one that entails placing a negative over a leaf and exposing it to sunlight for a few days until, through the process of photosynthesis, the green pigments darken into a ghostly monochrome image. The leaves are then preserved in a block of resin. This method is particularly well-suited to Danh’s reconstruction of fragmented memories of his family’s struggle through war in Vietnam. Although he was too young to remember first-hand the horrors of war, he intuits the suffering and death his family experienced and communicates that sense of loss through haunting images that represent his family history. Banh describes his artwork as a religious practice, “coming up with my own concept of what is life, what is death, what is consciousness, and what is history.”

Binh Danh

Untitled cactus #5, Saguaro National Park, Arizona  April 6, 2014, 2014

Daguerreotype (in camera exposure)
12 1/2 × 10 3/4 in
31.8 × 27.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$6,700
Ships from Phoenix, AZ, US
Shipping: $200 domestic only
Location
Phoenix
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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