The Transformation of Things
This sequence of large scale digital composites depict fictional still life scenes using natural and artificial materials.
Seductive and curious, the images demand closer inspection. Further examination reveals certain flaws, discrepancies of scale and other improbabilities. Doubt is cast upon the reality or existence of the scenes.
The images broadly reference the 19th century Dutch and Italian culture of still life painting, mimicking elements characteristic of the genre, such as, single light source and exacting detail. The deliberate composition of the images hint at an infinitely larger scene, a mysterious "other world" beyond the presented frame.
All images reproduced as archival pigment prints (matt finish), 80 x 80 cm, Dibond mounted.
Each image is printed in a limited edition of 9.
Work made as part of my Master Degree in Fine Art, NCAD, Dublin 2011 - 2013.