"Sun Notations is an experimental video created by animating over 50 still pinhole photographs. The original photographs capture the pathway of the sun rising and setting over time, using exposures that last one day to an entire year.
For the photographs, I make my own pinhole cameras (soda cans, cookie tins, and other found containers) and then leave them outside for an extended period of time. Various exposure times can last one day to an entire year, documenting the sunny days within that particular timeframe. The cameras are rotated periodically throughout the exposure so that the rhythm of the sun’s movement becomes a drawing tool, creating ghostly lines across the composition. I view this process as a type of mark-making system, like the routine of crossing days off a calendar. An intricate relationship between content and form emerges as the sun serves as both my subject and my collaborator."