ITERATIONS n + xy
where: n is the beginning,x is the iteration & y is the medium
This body of work blurs the line between what is an original artwork and what is a reproduction. Comprised of paintings, ceramic sculptures, and digital photographs, the distinction of “what is the original vs. what is the copy” is left up to the viewer. Raising questions of authenticity, distorting perceptions of various media, and multiple manipulations of images are the prevalent themes of this body of work.
The result is a collection of work that leads the viewer to question the accepted notions of what is the original and re-evaluate how value is attributed to an object. Using a variety of media, attention is called to the assumptions about worth and value attached to painting, photography, and sculpture. Common perceptions dictate that painting is the “most precious,” but what if the painting is essentially a copy? Are all the pieces copies? Originals? This distorted puzzle is left for the viewer to resolve.