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I have long been engaged with photographic images that evidence the passage of time. In 2019, I began a project, Vanitas, referencing two painting traditions that flourished in the 17th century Netherlands: vanitas still-life and trompe-l'œil paintings. My subject matter includes references to the traditional objects used to represent the brevity and the ephemeral nature of life as well as my own symbols referring to the passage of time. The structure of the pictures is inspired by the trompe-l'œil still-lifes of objects and paper artifacts held to a board behind a pattern of ribbons or straps. I am digitally creating my own framework that holds the objects together in a floating, 3D collage space rather than being assembled together as a traditional still-life of objects arranged on a flat board. In 2022, I revisited this body of work with, Vanitas Matrix Deluxe, to pursue the concentration of both the density and variety of objects and the complexity of the graphic structure.
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