Still life: smoke, root, fruit, and air
June 01, 2018
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Chromogenic prints
Overview

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

Still life: smoke, root, fruit, and air

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. In the course of events hope may fail—love is none the less born. With a firm, daring and impetuous character, and in an imagination developed by the troubles of life, the degree of hope may be smaller: it can come sooner to an end, without killing love. – Stendhal1

Taking quotidian, found, and discarded objects as their point of departure, these photographs of table top sculptures are meditations on the "after-nature" condition of our contemporary moment. As a reflection on how nature has been represented 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 constructs defined by 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 07.25.18 no.2, with grape stems, synthetic hair, eucalyptus leaves, oranges, hair net, acrylic paint

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.1, with grape stems, synthetic hair, eucalyptus leaves, hair net, acrylic paint

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

Still life 08.12.18, with bodega sunflower, plastic, string

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

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