The pieces in the Wafer series were created from scans of discarded silicon wafers found at Stanford's Nanotechnology lab. Using the digital processes I use commonly in my work with photographs of nature, (experimentation with concentrating a file to its digital minimum) I was curious to see what secrets the computer would reveal regarding the content of these mysterious looking disks, carrying unfathomable information, information that in its visual form has nothing to do with the original intended purpose of the disk. Nothing to do with it but at the same time, there does seem to be a connection in the sense that nanotechnology can be about manipulating and controlling things on a very small (less than 100 nanometers) scale, and my approach to creating the work uses the comparatively not so small world of pixels to allow the computer to condense the whole image before expanding upon that condensation.
Read Michal Gavish's review of the exhibition here
Wafer source image.