Lea Sanders

Forward By Linda Book
"Like a wood fire in a room, photographs…… are incitements to reverie" - Susan Sontag

The lumen photographs of Lea Sanders are inexplicably beautiful and delicate. They are modest in size and tonality, richly provocative and reticent. Natural materials, like leaves and flowers, are placed directly onto photosensitive film, which is then left outside and exposed to natural light for 5 to 15 days.

As the subjects begin to wilt, the chemicals released by their decay, fuse with the film producing an organic silhouette. Silently, time and light writes on the film with poetic magic; the marks remaining trace the timeline of their touch.

Lea Sanders is a photo-based artist recently graduated from OCAD University. This is her first exhibition with PUP Contemporary.