began working on these images in the 1980’s. They were originally done
as a series of surreal, black and white photographs printed on translucent
acetate and backed by chrome Mylar. I used arrangements of unconventional
objects and regarded the setups as small theater pieces related
more to assemblage constructions than to the traditional still life.
Those works were essentially about the
nature of perception and how being habituated to the familiar.
These newer works are more surreal and structurally complex
than the first, with the addition of color and digitally fabricated
shapes as essential components.
These images are intentionally
political and also about the nature of perception; the casual
and often irreversible damage we do to the planet that supports
us; about the insanity of war and the endlessly unchallenged
power of the international arms industry.