Following in a tradition that pays homage to German artist Hans Bellmer (1902-75), this series of images explores cultural posthumanist themes about the relationship of the animate and inanimate and the nature of spirit and memory — including their manifestation in works of art. The series was created in collaboration with Japanese doll artist Mari Shimizu.
Ocean 06 & 07, 2002
It is at the edge of the land and sea that the mystery of an abandoned past is revealed. Structures that have long ago lost their functionality are now emblematic of a more primitive and lost time. These views/photos represent the last stand, the human effort as can be most poignantly seen through decay and the return to nature. Illuminating this fragile place, I intend to draw attention to these sites and their contradictory nature.
Tabby ruins, Rum Factory. Tolomato Island, GA. Ambrotype.
Series: Abandoned: 05.02.20 #6