Nature Morte

NATURE MORTE: This term defined as ‘nature dead’, is more appropriate for these photographs than the term still life. In general most still life images represent things in a space, for example a table top. All of these photographs are laid out arrangements and photographed from overhead. They were assembled from things gathered, saved and collected, like, pieces of wrapping paper, dead flower heads, twigs and food waste. Part of the pleasure of ‘assemblage’, is the material found and the placement of those objects. Once photographed, the process means the potential picture no longer exists, each fragment being stored away, perhaps for another arrangement on another day. Made through the 1990s these were perhaps a precursor to the later¬†Mutability¬†scanned images, both dealt with three dimensional things upon a flat plane.