Chris Natrop

46 x 38 inches | acid cut polished stainless steel | 2010

My idea for this piece was to create a Rorschach-like ink blot test, one the reflects back the environment it occupies. A piece of cut paper from this exhibition was chosen and then scanned into the computer. The image was turned, copied, mirrored, and overlapped to create a perfectly symmetrical composition. The resulting graphic was output and applied to highly polished stainless steel sheet using a light sensitive resist. The sheet was placed in acid for several days until the exposed areas completely melted through.

All the color you see on the work is a reflection from the adjacent space. Reflector Thicket was one of three components comprising the reflection-based exhibition Myopic Spring Tangle.