Between visible and invisible
To make good art, I often need to visualize the outcome to a certain degree prior to the process of making. However, there are always unexpected discoveries when the artwork is coming to shape. Last week I made test prints of a new work that features a reinterpreted map of Taiwan Sugar Railways with Aburidashi CNC plotter drawing. As the ink loaded on a plotter pen is mostly a mixture of granulated sugar and water, it’s colorless. Hence it hardly shows any image on paper. But when the bright sunlight hit the surface of the paper, it exposed a subtle shininess where the ink was on. I realized it was a phenomenon that could only happen with a strong light, and I quite enjoyed playing with a fine line between visible and invisible.