Asia Society Texas Center presents Creation Station: Expressive Environments
The exhibition In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 features photographs that respond to the natural disasters that struck Japan in 2011. Rather than simply recording the events, these photographers reflect on larger issues and examine their impact through metaphorical images and experimental processes.
The Creation Station will begin with a brief tour of the exhibition (approximately 15-20 minutes), then head to the Education Center to create images that combine nature with art and a little science through a process known as cyanotype.
Cyanotypes, sometimes called sun or nature prints, are made by using paper coated in special chemicals. When objects are placed on this paper and set out in the sun, the objects block the light, and those areas are washed away when the paper is developed in water. The result is a soft image that looks a bit like a photo negative or x-ray.