“Sieve #1”

Dianna Frid describes the making of the Sieve suite below:

High contrast photographs of sieve-like objects are the inception of this series. Each print is a particular response to a fragment of a photographic image. Although each work seems to be abstract, it is only partially so since it includes both the cropped index of an object in the world, and a simultaneous nonrepresentational rejoinder to it.

This rejoinder embodies an ongoing dialogue with Bud Shark. As collaborators, we figure out what to make by figuring out how to make it. The Sieve series pivots around the concept of process as a way through an aesthetic possibility-something that did not exist before we started. We invent the problem so that we may play with it and open it up. Our work together is not concerned with merely finding solutions, but with ways of seeing that arise through making.