An ongoing research in the self-developed art of Pyranography.
The name pyranograph stems from Greek, "pyr" (fire) and "ano" (above, sky) and "graphos" (writing).
This research is currently developed at DordtYart, Dordrecht, NL.
This project will be extended with a presentation at KAAP 2012 from the 27th of May.
Pyranography is a technique where an installation simular to a Campbell-Stokes recorder is used to create Solargraphs. A typical exposure is several weeks to six months to create a negative shadow image in wood. This technique was invented in 1897 to measure the amount of sunshine per day and is still regularly used in places where electricity is not easily available.
By using the changes in the angle of the sun during the changing of the seasons this technique can be used to make shadow images in wood.
The first days of sunshine for Pyranography @ DordtYart, in a couple of weeks a shadow image shall burn in the wood, recording both the weather and the shadows of the industrial crane overhead. At DordtYart 7 Pyranographs are placed to create several images in the upcoming months.