Statement for

'leftovers' and 'wrapped/unwrapped'

 

 

My images are driven by an interest in the residue and ephemera that we encounter. By collecting and cataloguing meaningless objects, I am creating a visual taxonomy and a simile of images based on highlighting the temporary, the ephemeral, and the fleeting. I am observing and questioning the manner, in which we save, collect and place importance on items, especially items that seem meaningless in comparison or hindsight. In considering the blasé acceptance of our quotidian pursuits, willingly, subconsciously, and/or routinely I find our perceptions quite amusing. This is what's left over, and what's left behind; placing in the white cube and on the pedestal, my own empirical data regarding what is actually important. Everyday items, wrappings, and the unimportant are made important. Items are stripped of their recognizable context and examined as empty but beautiful, evidentiary shells.

P H O T O G R A P H Y

natasha l. holmes