Rotting Fruit begins with a found photograph of rotting lemons on a black backdrop. I use the images as a way to talk about “bad apples” or rot, and to begin to think about the idea of a person or an idea being rotten. This opens to a broader piece of writing about cultural value as it is connected to outward appearance, how notions of truth are connected to ideas about what is beautiful, and the way bodies are controlled and looked at. This is illustrated with images from my personal archive.
A Rococo Base begins with a picture of a Rococo sculpture and a female model reclining. This piece begins with the idea that the Baroque was a period that mirrored our time in that there was, and is, stuff everywhere.