Diaphanous

Asher Mains talks about his latest work.

Asher Mains: Process

Here are a few images of my recent new work. I have been trying to think of a succinct name for these pieces. I think of them as my “transparent” work, although they are not really transparent. I think of them as my “Sea Fan” series even though not all of the pieces have sea fans in them. They are my “backlit” pieces even though some of them are just as compelling without being backlit. In some ways they are a culmination of my experiments with duct tape and stencil work. The material of most of them is sail cloth and combined with the organic sea artifacts they are in a sense, my “marine” work. It is hard, at times, to describe the place you’re in or process you’re using while you’re in that state. This new work is a very apparent description of my current state in relation to…

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