For her show at Paxton Gate, Angela White collaborates with natural phenomenon and other species, recording, processing and transforming the materials and information of her surroundings. The black and white images are silver gelatin photograms of rain, fog, dew and frost. A photogram is a shadow like photograph made by placing objects directly between a light source and light sensitive paper. Each of these elements, when gathered, creates patterns connected with the weather and atmospheric conditions of the place and moment. In brief, these are scientific/artistic documents of water in its various forms and reactions on the biological, ecological and aesthetic value of water. The porcelain forms are functional art objects onto which Angela has gathered spider webs from her garden and neighborhood, preserving these fragile and ephemeral creations of local makers on one of the world’s most enduring surfaces. Together, these works speak to the magic of the ordinary and unassuming all around us.