Medium Study uses the portion of the peel-apart Polaroid instant film that usually gets thrown away: The negative. I’m interested in the physicality of Polaroid film. Rollers mix chemistry as it coats a plane of photosensitive paper. The extra chemistry bunches up like paint at the end of the process. It’s wet and smooth. I wanted to add a brush stroke to that surface but not physically. I wanted to do it photographically. I appropriated brush strokes from the world of abstract expressionist paintings. Once themselves, quite wet and viscous they appear in the negative of the Polaroids wet once more, this time in the form of photochemicals. Seeing them further abstracted in negative, a strictly photographic form, allows their details to be appreciated in a new way. I want to mimic mechanically the exploration of the medium in the same spirit as the abstract expressionists using a photographic process instead of paint.