Sean Dower: Artworks and information

  Exploding Tea Cup Photograms - 1988
exploding tea cup      

Four hand printed photograms on photographic paper. Each print 10 x 12 inches (total size 22 x 26 inches / 56 x 66cm).

Three images of different profiles of a teacup cup were made on photo paper using the lamp of a photo enlarger. The fourth image was then produced
by the light of an explosive charge placed in the cup. The blast from the explosion simultaneously illuminates and burns the paper as the image of the
shattering teacup is also registered.