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This pile of photographs, featuring images of night skies and ocean surfaces, are examples of the source materials Celmins uses as the basis of her intense monochromatic images. These images focus on small and individual specks in the context of vastness. Celmins's serial exploration of her subjects allows the artist to exploit the distinct characteristics of the variety of media she uses. The images seem fragile because they record a specific human glimpse through a camera which is ephemeral and frozen in time.