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HOME > PHOTO & PHOTOMONTAGE PHOTOMONTAGE FROM: TESSERAE OF VENUS PROJECT
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the nature of the “model” in the context of this project. Many of the photomontage works are titled with a descriptive phrase from scientific literature on global warming; I am concerned with “performing” a different [associative] rhetoric of visualization around the notion of modeling near-future trends in the impact of anthropogenic (human-caused) carbon concentrations, especially in terms of oceans (Bombsite interview, Bomb Magazine, October 2009). For this image, I shot on my local beaches at Montana de Oro State Park involve documentation of beached jellyfish at low tide. I enjoy the theatricality of the interior space of the night studio. A tesserae-fragment appears as floating apparition. A film-strip of photographs on the right resembles a ruler or measuring tape. The curves in each (tesserae-fragment in relation to the sea-ruler) have some asymptotic relation- each expresses the curve in the other.
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DATE: 2009
36 x 36 in
91.5 x 91.5 cm cm

Digital photomontage image from the project Tesserae of Venus