Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, Thailand
Collage of coated digital inkjet prints mounted to panel. 72″ x 42 “x 7”
Artwork consists of 21 individual frames/panels assembled with bolts and wood for a three dimensional assemblage.
This 2015 work by Alexander Nesbitt is the culmination of 10 years of advancing technique. Nesbitt began making sculptural collage works in 2001 using silver prints coated in a variety of substances and mounted to plywood or fiberglass. The decline of darkroom availability and the transition to digital images lead caused him to reexamine his process using modern materials. After refining the process of making photo blocks, his was able to use the new process of mounting digital prints to panels to create this large scale work. This piece is made of individual frames shot in place and assembled after the fact, rather than one image cut into small parts.
Nesbitt’s “Buddha” was awarded the 1st place prize in Photography in the Newport Art Museum Annual in 2016.