Chudi Yin 觸地印
27.5" x 56"
Silver gelatin paper, silk, thread, sunlight, flowers, leaves, grasses, time,
Chudi Yin is an array of 132 photographs created without a camera or darkroom using chemigram and chromoskedasic sabattier processes. Follow the lines to make out the image of a hand pointed downwards in what is known as the "Earth-Touching" gesture (also called Bhumisparsa Mudra.) It's seen on statues of the Buddha, as the moment in which the Earth is called upon as Buddha's witness and enlightenment is reached. It seemed fitting for an experience that helped me remember how restorative it is to be with nature.