Virtual still life series. Giclée prints, 28 x 14.5 inches artist’s proofs and variable dimensions
Short Takes is a series of virtual still life images that developed out of the Myrtle Walks panoramas. The discarded objects I noticed on my walks and incorporated in the panorama series led me to think broadly about the the power of familiar objects — the things that surround me at home, in the studio and neighborhood. These ‘things’ take on a power beyond their size in imagination and memory, and embody the overload of plastic consumer objects in everyday life. On my walks for the Myrtle series, I’ve also photographed the iron fences (sometimes several concentric layers of ornamental grills) that enclose buildings out near my studio, and use the geometry of fencing as viewing frame. This series also explores the nature of two-dimensional representation, through hybridized virtual models and photography.