Artist Ross Sonnenberg creates photograms that suggest depictions of cosmic activity, but these images are actually produced on much smaller, tangible scales. By exposing photo paper to an explosion of fireworks, Sonnenberg presents us with an array of patterns and colors that capture light throughout the enacted bangs. The Color Bang project consists of works created on smaller pieces of photo paper, while the Long Bang project takes the process to a larger scale.
The artist explains, "With this series I have tried to create imaginary solar systems and super novas using different materials, and fireworks for my light source to make one-of-a-kind camera less images directly onto color and black and white photographic paper. Like the darkness in outer space, I work in the dark to create images that mimic the interstellar places that I always dreamed about going to as a kid."