"Sun Notations" was created by animating over 50 still pinhole photographs. The original photographs capture the pathway of the sun rising and setting over time.
I make my own pinhole cameras out of soda cans, cookie tins, and other found containers and leave them outside for extended periods. 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. This process is 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.