New still life photographs: Future Perfect
Imagine you’re a three-year-old lying on the floor of your childhood home. You look up. The walls are raked with light. There’s a hallway made of planes that leads to another room. And the room beyond that has a different tone because of the way the sun is positioned in relationship to the house. You become aware of yourself as a sensing, physical being located in three dimensional space and you feel a sense of wonder.
Future Perfect is a new series of still life photographs in which I aim to reconcile physical and digital realities by building imaginary spaces using sculpture and digital photography.
Each piece begins as an abstract painting of a botanical subject. Then I make a three-dimensional object based on the painting using wax and wood and photograph the object on seamless white background.
My goal is to make evocative images with a grounded, tactile quality that are also idealized.
Future perfect is also a grammatical tense that suggests an action yet to be completed, as in “I will have done this,” or “You will have done that.” It as an optimistic construction that allows us to communicate thoughts about an anticipated future that has yet to coalesce.
Check out the Future Perfect gallery on my site to see all current images. This is a new series that I’ll be adding to in the new year.
Clean, strong yet nuanced and sensitive – Laura, you (You) have done it again!
Thanks for the feedback, Hylla! I’m just getting these out there so it’s great for me to hear how they’re landing and I appreciate these words you’ve chosen very much.