Found Paintings 2
series of photographs
The inspiration for the series originally
came from photographic studies made as reference for paintings.
The series has evolved to become a collection of photographs
of found objects, exploring the relationship between my work as
a photographer and painter.
The images examine the discarded
objects of consumerism and the subsequent metamorphosis when
they are subjected to neglect and the elements, man made to
organic, trash to treasure. Selection and proportion are vital
elements within the images, bringing a sense of order to the
essentially chaotic nature of the subjects. The images challenge
preconceived boundaries between the painterly and the photographic,
the abstract and the representational. Subjects are selected
for their lack of obvious identity and are intentionally not
identified allowing the photographs to be viewed as non figurative
images, inviting the viewer to attribute their own reality.
Alternatively the subjects are selected for their likeness to
a seemingly unrelated subject, the selected subject transformed
to the non figurative and then conceivably viewed as an unrelated
figurative subject such as a landscape or seascape; a 'Rorschach
image', further challenging the perceptions of the viewer.
I am extremely
grateful for the interest shown in the Found Paintings
series since they were published in Hasselblad Forum Magazine.
Selected images from the series are now available as Limited
Edition Prints. Please see Print
Gallery for details.