'Invocation'

'Invocation'

'Invocation'
Dye destruction print photogram by Adam Fuss
1992
Museum no. E.693-1993

To make this piece, a mother briefly placed her child on a sheet of photographic paper that had been submerged in a tray of shallow water. A flashlight, fired directly at the paper, captured the child's outline as well as ripples in the water. The image is a kind of baptism, but its title, Invocation, suggests an earnest appeal or prayer.