The Ephemeral Effect
Mixed media (including ice, bubbles, petals, leaves, sand, digital photographs)
Pat Fitzsimons’ photographic series The Ephemeral Effect explores the concept of how things do not last, are ephemeral and transitionary; things that we cannot control. His work experiments with non-permanent materials, phenomena and processes such as ice, wind flows, river flows, fire, smoke, decay, defrosting and a burst of bubbles. Working with his ‘ephemeral art box’ of materials he documents the impermanent traces and transitory moments left behind. His DIY set-ups include mini freezers, lightboxes, halogen heaters, prisms, domestic basins, mirrors, petals, hooks, paper cones cups, plastic cups, long marking sticks and garden rakes.