Installation view of Still Life/Nature Morte at Tmoro Projects. September 2016.

 

Untitled (Glower)

Custom printed shower curtain, curtain rod, shower curtain rings

71x74”

2016

Still Life 032316 (Greek Tragedies)

Olive wash walnut frame, plexiglass, eggshell mat board, archival pigment print

17 ⅜ x 22 ¾”

2016

 

Untitled (Goodbye Hhorses)

Floor tile, pigment print, granite sample, marble sample, sticker, glass horse busts

12x12”

2016

Post-industrial Totem for Home or Office 6 (Three Wise Monkeys)

Extruded aluminum, pigment prints, sintra, laminate, custom printed silk scarf, shower curtain ring, decorative garden sculptures

30x86”

2016

Still Life 040316/040616 (Hhoundstooth)

Olive wash walnut frame, plexiglass, eggshell mat board, archival pigment print

22 ¾ x 17 ⅜

2016

Post-industrial Cenotaph for an Immaterial Body

Extruded aluminum, pigment print, sintra, laminate, Easy Gardener sun screen fabric, glass vase, flowers

50x72x11”

2016

In "Still Life/Nature Morte" the unusual dichotomy between the english and french phrases acts as the launching point for considering the death of nature and its subsequent resurrection in a series of cultural artifacts. Presented as a group of traditionally framed photographs, photo constructs, industrially produced housewares, and ready made sculptures, in Still Life/Nature Morte the natural world itself is the stockpile of stockpiles, the raw material for generating cultural objects. Flora, fauna, stone, wood, and other natural materials, repurposed for human consumption via the act of representation, become the cultural accoutrement for living. Together the work asks the questions: if nature is suitably translated by and for culture, in what form can it survive and at what cost?