Still Life
2 March 2015

Brown Bouquet, 40 x 40 inches, pigment print

Blue Cake, 22 x 52 inches, pigment print

These images have a kinship to 17th century still life paintings, mixing flowers from multiple climates and seasons in one bouquet. In my images there is also a mixture of artificial and grown flowers. This combination connects the parallels to the bioengineering of flowers for longevity and specific traits. There is a play between the real and artificial. The inability to fully distinguish between the two in the images raises questions of their differences and similarities.

 

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Hibiscus, 20 x 25 inches, pigment print

Bouquet with Ladder, 21 x 30 inches, pigment print

 

Purple and Reds, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print

Citrus, 16 x 24 inches, pigment print

William Morris, 30 x 24 inches, pigment print

Birds, 24 x 30 inches, pigment print