Awareness is about photography as a store of value. Because a photograph contains light reflected from the body of its subject, it is as much a part of the person being represented as is the hair and fingernails used in magic and ceremony. The blurriest snapshot may still be a precious object. These small icons are made from test strips, snapshots, and discarded prints, mounted on off-cuts of timber from the cabinet-maker's waste bin. The use of texts from Western religious tradition invokes blessings for the subject in a process inspired by such healing rituals as the sand paintings of New Mexico.
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