Words by Crystal Alyssa || Photography by Steph Estrada

In this series, Steph wanted to do a photo shoot in a sunflower field and used my mirror to redirect and project light reflections back onto me. I used a mirror to redirect the reflection of the sun to her, and that continues the conversation of collaboration through projections of light. The particles of projection light are pixels, so equally the particles of a sun’s rays are natural light. The sunflowers represent the “sun’s” pixels as a parallel echo of the pixels in digitally projected light.


All of these shoots used my material in more natural elements under a more organic art direction; opposite to my controlled digital environments/installations. The picture of the hands being reflected onto two separate mirrors emphasizes the idea of systemizing the separate body parts. The image also pays homage to Michael Angelo’s The Creation of Adam, which has been argued to metaphorically represent how humans or internally organized within their own natural “grid” system.


This raises new questions. Are these elements that once supported the idea that the grid system, is not only found everywhere but also man made, a natural system? Has this grand grid system slowly developed a more obvious and physical appearance over time from the Universe’s inception?