- apocalyptic archaeology
Apocalyptic Archaeology features works that are depictions of a ruined world. The works are meditations on the brevity of life, and reveal the awareness of passing time, erosion and decay, and the ultimate deterioration of manmade artifacts, such as architecture, interiors, and landscapes.
- dreams and memories
Dreams and Memories includes works that explore the intangible and inescapable realm of the psyche. The artists pose questions about the nature and meaning of recalled experiences, and about the way in which dreams and memories intersect and even morph from one level of consciousness to another.
Voyeur/Provocateurs includes subversively witty scenes-satirical commentaries on art, culture, and politics. These works make the viewer into Peeping Toms that spy on secret scenes.
- unnatural nature
Unnatural Nature features work by artists that recreate natural environments using artificial materials and found objects which fool us into believing they are real places.view
While in everyone’s life there are landmark events that are documented by a camera, (birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc), I am intrigued by the unexpected moments, just as memorable, that are not captured by a camera. These undocumented moments can turn into vivid memories that can be triggered by all the senses. They are more fluid then memories associated with photographs because there is nothing anchoring them. As such they are manipulated and edited by our imagination. The more we retell or relive these memories the more they resemble fables, but if they are not triggered frequently enough you run the risk of these memories fading away over time. In response to the fluidity of memory in Flat Pennies & Other Tales I create a document of undocumented moments. I capture a physical snap shot of how those moments are remembered today.
I base each tale in the series on a memory, specifically unexpected significant moments not captured by a camera. I draw on the tradition of storytelling and use the processes of appropriation and reconstruction to translate these memories into images that are presented with a short elliptical paragraph.
The images are documents of small-scale sets that I have reconstructed from memory. To physically recreate the aesthetic and visual elements of the memory the sets are made from a mixture of photographs and three-dimension objects. Just like our imagination, the sets weave together different layers of fact and fiction that heighten the drama of the moment. The final images are created when I explore and capture snap shots of the set with my camera, flattening all the layers of information into one document.
To me, a memory is the essence of a moment. It is a reliquary filled with vivid emotions, saturated aesthetics and vague narratives. Flat Pennies & Other Tales are physical documents of undocumented memories giving them an anchor in time.
FInal Print DIgital C-Print 20''X30''.