Still life: smoke, root, fruit, and air
August 08, 2018
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Chromogenic prints
Overview

Chromogenic prints, 30 x 40" (dimensions variable), 2018 - Ongoing

Still life: smoke, root, fruit, and air

Taking quotidian materials as their point of departure, these photographs depicting a "parliament of things", to borrow from Latour, are meditations on the after-nature condition of our contemporary moment. As a reflection on the domestication of nature in the history of still life composition in photography and painting, they consider nature, and thus what we think of as "natural", as increasingly composite technological construct influenced by consumption, waste, and economy.

Works (l-r)

Still life 08.04.18 with bodega eucalyptus, found branch with leaves, modelling clay, string, plastic, potato, incense

Still life 07.26.18, no. 3, with burnt paper bag, carnations, corn husks

Still life 07.21.18, no.1, with navel orange, ball, grapes, brass wire, modelling clay, carnation

Still life 08.16.18, with brass wire, bodega rose, cellophane, clay, foil, rock, can, rubber, string

Still life 07.26.18, no. 2, with burnt paper bag, spoon, clay, star anise, rice, daal, lemon, carnation, dried chipotle

Still life 07.25.18 no.2, with grape stems, synthetic hair, eucalyptus leaves, oranges, hair net, acrylic paint

Still life 07.21.18, no. 3, with navel orange, carnation, grape, brass wire, gypsum

Still life 07.25.18., no.1, with grape stems, synthetic hair, eucalyptus leaves, hair net, acrylic paint

Still life 08.16.18 w/ avocado, cherimoya, bodega Ice Ballet, plastic net, modelling clay, onion

Still life 07.27.18, no. 4, with burnt paper bag, corn husk, carnations, wooden spoon

Still life 08.12.18, with bodega sunflower, plastic, string

Still life 07.22.18, no.2, with blood orange, navel orange, grapes, dried chipotle, brass wire, modelling clay, gypsum

Still life 07.26.18, no.1, with paper bag, spoon, clay, star anise, rice, daal, lemon, carnation, dried chipotle