Carbon / Charles Lindsay
Artists and scientists each have a role to play in telling our human story, and placing us in a cosmic context…. [Lindsay] is stretching the artistic practices of the twenty-first century to visualize alternate worlds. I am trying to detect other evolutionary biologies among the hundreds of billions of worlds within our own Milky Way galaxy. He has a lot to teach me.—Dr. Jill Tarter, from her essay
Over the last decade Charles Lindsay has been exploring the micro- and macrocosms of the universe through the most elemental components of photography: surface, emulsion, and light. The cameraless works in Carbon form a world unto themselves, referencing the essence of life—animal, vegetal, and mineral—on this planet, and imagining possible connections with intelligence systems known and unknown.