“I love light. Perhaps you'll think it strange that an invisible man should need light, desire light, love light. But maybe it is exactly because I am invisible. Light confirms my reality, gives birth to my form.”. From The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, 1952
The envelope contains an unprocessed photographic print. A text describing the scene is printed on the outside of the envelope. Exposure to light before processing will destroy the visual image, leaving mental images evoked by the text unchanged.
The work explores narrative gaps and the ways in which visual and textual narratives work on the imagination.