Still Life - Portraits - Objects
My still lifes are often vegetables and flowers from our garden in Freeport. I have no talent there but I love the care and effort that goes into it I arrange the subjects until I achieve a kind of ordered balance that makes sense and feels right. My goal is to create calm logic with a simple formalism.
In my portraits of objects (game pieces, shoes, etc.) I'm paying homage to small icons from daily life. By studying their design, texture and the space they occupy, I’m creating a visual journal of personal effects in an intimate way. I am also considering a bigger question of why we are so obsessed with 'things', how we believe they define us, and why it's so difficult to let go of them. I think of this every time I drive by another new storage facility.
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