Creation Station: Expressive EnvironmentsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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.
We will begin this Creation Station with a brief tour of the exhibition (approximately 15-20 minutes), then head to the Education Center to create our own 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.
Drop-in participants are welcome at any point between 12:30 and 2:30pm! However, the short exhibition tour will be at 12:30pm for those who wish to join.
The exhibition In the Wake is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.