Untitled (House Rules), 2013
Archival Pigment Print, Dimensions Variable
The more you limit yourself, the more fertile you become in invention. A prisoner in solitary confinement for life becomes very inventive, and a simple spider may furnish him with entertainment.
This evolving body of work represents an attempt to transform the quotidian using light and paper -- still life united on a purely photographic plane. Careful choices as to palette, light, and aperture lend the physical properties of everyday objects an otherworldly aspect. The identity of a common object becomes suspect and the laws of gravity have shifted. The photographs are scratched, cut, rephotographed. They survive several generations to become new manifestations of themselves. New spaces are invented according to my own “house rules”.