Ash & Sparks
n pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being two or in two parts; dichotomy
2. (Physics / General Physics) Physics the principle that a wave-particle duality exists in microphysics in which wave theory and corpuscular theory are complementary. The propagation of electromagnetic radiation is analysed using wave theory but its interaction with matter is described in terms of photons. The condition of particles such as electrons, neutrons, and atoms is described in terms of de Broglie waves
3. (Mathematics) Geometry the interchangeability of the roles of the point and the plane in statements and theorems in projective geometry (freedictionary.com)
The photographs of the sparks were taken at the Flipside Festival in 2005, which is an annual regional Burning Man event in Austin, Texas. A large wood rocket was burning and I zoomed my lens into the sparks from the fire as ash was falling down on my head, it was one of the biggest fires I have ever witnessed. I was incredibly emotional at the time. The cloud images were taken at the annual Burning Man Festival also in 2005 on Sunday morning, the last day of the 7 day event, the sunrise was unbelievable and I lay down on my back and photographed the clouds as they circled above me in wild shapes. I felt incredibly elated.
Ash & Sparks was first exhibited at the annual Lightning in A Bottle Festival (by The Do Lab) in 2009 in Santa Barbara, California. It was later exhibited in a group show curated by Create:Fixate and the Black Rock City Decompression event, both in Downtown Los Angeles. All images ©Linka A Odom, unless otherwise noted.