From Inside This Earth, edition of 500 unbound newsprint folios - click on the image above to buy
From Inside This Earth is a new series of unique photographs by Johnna Arnold, created by putting small amounts of used motor oil into a traditional color enlarger. The limited edition folio expands upon this work, incorporating mono-prints made with crude motor oil, a journal entry of all the petroleum products the artist touched in one day, a diagram of how oil is currently used, and an essay by elia vargas entitled "Towards a Cosmomaterialism of Oil: new diffractions on a process of light".
17” x 11”, 28 pages, intentionally unbound: each page pulls out to reveal a poster-sized image
images by Johnna Arnold, text by Elia Vargas, design by Sean Olson ©2019
“It is about light after all, not only the light of the photographic enlarger, but the latent solar light, millions of years prior to the now.”
- Elia Vargas, in his essay Towards a Cosmomaterialism of Oil: new diffractions on a process of light