Herbert George

Shadow of Chamisso's Bottle

  • 1988. Plywood
  • 79″h. 30″w. 60″d.
  • Permanent Collection, Detroit Institute of Art

Shadow of Chamisso's Bottle

  • 1988. Plywood
  • 79″h. 30″w. 60″d.
  • Permanent Collection, Detroit Institute of Art

Shadow of Chamisso's Bottle

  • 1988. Plywood
  • 79″h. 30″w. 60″d.
  • Permanent Collection, Detroit Institute of Art

Shadow of Chamisso's Bottle

  • 1988. Plywood
  • 79″h. 30″w. 60″d.
  • Permanent Collection, Detroit Institute of Art

Shadow of Chamisso's Bottle

  • Although invisible in most situations, the shadow is more than the darkened silhouette that we assume it to be. In actuality it is a light-less volume that extends from the object blocking the light all the way to the surface that its image is projected onto. This photograph was made by blowing water vapor up from below, passing through a screen-top table and so reveling the bottle's full shadow.

Shadow of Chamisso's Bottle

  • String Model for Chamisso's Bottle. 1988
  • Plywood, Hydrocal, and String
  • 79″h. 30″w. 50″d.