Things: Can You Dig It? A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements
I am interested in exploring ideas related to beauty, popular culture, and kitsch. "Can You Dig It? / A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements" is a series of photographs taken of floral arrangements that I have created. This series consists of ten 30” x 40” digital photographs printed on metallic paper. Part of my artistic practice is collecting objects to photograph from 99 cents stores. These ‘fake’ flowers used were gathered from various 99 cents stores found throughout New York City and New Jersey. The backdrops are made out of polyester spandex. Creating each arrangement has been fun. Quite often, I am surprised by how each arrangement translates into a photograph. Each is an exploration of a different color such as pink, orange and purple. Some utilize contrasting colors. These photographs challenge notions related to what is natural and artificial, what is considered to be beautiful and what is considered to be tasteful. By using a low tech camera and lighting, I address this concept of high/low art and the idea of the well-crafted photograph. "Can You Dig It? / A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements" explores the broad spectrum of colors/hues that exist. This project is also influenced by my love for funk music and all things funky.