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This Still House

This Still House is a series of still-life photographs staged in my studio in 2014. They consist of found objects and studio materials juxtaposed with a piece, then in progress, called Elemental, Familial. This series explores compositions and objects that I am drawn to, and was it played a crucial role in my understanding of how the photographed piece would ultimately be finalised. Process is so varied, but this is part of it. 


The series utilizes the surrounding studio environment. Dramatic cast shadows become a physical subject and act as positive objects in the space, while the use of window panes and empty frames play with space as an idea versus space as an actual. I'm interested in the push and pull that occurs as a result of all of this.

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