Depending on the season, the weather, and time of day, the sun emits different colors of light due to the refraction and the distance from the sun to the earth. Each day’s gradual shift in the color temperature is subtle yet unique.

Each photograph is the result of my observation of light throughout a day. I set up a piece of paper by the window as the sun comes up, take a picture on transparency, patiently wait until the color of daylight changes, take another picture, and continue this process until the sun goes down. The result is a series of monochromatic transparencies.

I start by scanning the transparencies of the daylight color. I compose 40 x 30 image on a blank file whose vertical axis represents the entire time from sunrise to sunset during the day. I layer each monochromatic image on top of one another, and apply a gradation mask so that each image gradually appears and becomes 100% visible at the corresponding time when it was captured. Oddly, the resulting image looks as if it is a painting, although the way I compose an image is different to that of a painter. The colors I apply to my work are obtained photographically, so they are indexical to the time they are observed.

 10/22/07, Jackson Heights     
 11/12/07, Jackson Heights     
 12/12/07, Brooklyn     
 1/2/08, Okayama     
 2/20/08, New York     
 3/17/08, Long Island City     
 4/9/08, Jackson Heights     
 5/22/08, Williams Town