Minus Green, 2015
Drawing's sounds converted to image (via ANS). Pigment inkjet print on archival cotton paper, dimensions variable

The piece continues the transferral action that began in Partitura for Blue Noise (2013). After translating the drawings into sound (which served as the soundtrack for the animated video), I proceeded to render the sound into an image. The results I received were spectograms, or visual representations of the spectrum of frequencies of my original drawings. The program translates image into sound and vice versa using physical and mathematical forms, and is based on the same principles as the first ANS synthesizer, which dates back to the early 20th century. The received images are inverted black and white and have various formats, resulting from distortions between the various transferrals, readings and renderings as well as due to some elements overlaying others within the same image.

These received images were then printed, with no further processing, cropping or formatting, using a pigment inkjet technique on archival cotton paper. They were framed with UV glass which returns the white light as a pink-hued reflection.

Pink noise is rife with energy in the low registers, which makes it the opposite of the high-register energy blue noise. The piece's title refers to the theory of colors assigned to light, which claims that there is no pink light in our world, that it does not exist on the spectrum. Pink is an optical illusion formed in the space between red and blue, at the opposite ends of the spectrum. The formulaic description claims that white light minus the green light at the spectrum's center creates the illusion of pink light, or in shorthand: Minus Green.