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category:  Unnatural Nature
The Monkey

This artwork is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in the exhibition Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities.

Twenty years ago I was involved in traditional landscape photography. There were many places in the world that I wished to visit and photograph, but I realized that they would not match my perception of them. Reality was different from imagination. This disillusionment inspired me to create my own indoor landscapes—to fabricate dioramas and to photograph in a studio what I had in mind.

Although I prefer to work in paper, which is both a versatile and a time-honored medium, I use absolutely anything that suits my purpose: glass, Plexiglas, aluminum foil, electric wire, fabric, pearls, modeling resin, food, feathers, pigments, and so on. My work succeeds when it reaches the border of truth and lie, when it drifts from reality to dream and back.

Courtesy of the Julie Saul Gallery, New York.  Installation image courtesy Ed Watkins.

Materials: 

Model constructed with: Styrofoam, aluminum foil, synthetic moss, plastic vegetation, dried plants, cardboard, epoxy resin, wool cord, aluminum wire, glass eyes, acrylic paint

Comments

Looks as if it is a real monkey. Very fascinating!