An internationally-funded doctoral scholar, Debra Rivera fuses photography, physics, and neuroscience. The inset shows a radio frequency coil designed by the artist for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain at ultra-high magnetic field. Passion of art and science developed side-by-side over two decades, evolving into a spiritual photographic practice. A means of connection with pervasive yet elusive abstractions of time, space, and human perception, photographing becomes a meditation.
The selected works, ranging from analog artist c-prints to unmanipulated digital images, are imbued with periodicity and explorations of scale and dimension. Time as rhythm; space as light, matter, and void; boundaries collected and acknowledged as deceptions of scale. Tinted by compounding variables, the subjectiveness of color experience is not so different from the random process of ultraviolet waves erroding a c-print. Cyan is the outlier in both systems.