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Although considered still life, the images here are not primarily concerned with a literal or symbolic reading of the object.

Meaning is generated by the way the object is defamiliarized through formal means and by efforts to reconcile internal tensions established by contradictions of form and depiction.

Much of the work is meta in character, referencing the materiality of the traditional medium, 4x5 camera, light, and film as performative objects integrated into the structure and meaning of the image.