Land of the Flies
pigment prints on Moab Slickrock Pearl paper
15" x 120"
The flowers of The Hexapodarium (constructed of flies that had died in my studio) became the palette for long frieze-like prints, tumultuous gardens spanning four seasons. They were inspired by the Zallinger Murals at Yale’s Peabody Museum and Takashi Murakami’s super flat flowers, becoming a hybrid of the two. These might be landscapes of future, or just as easily, lands from the deep past.
An exercise in extreme photography, each frieze contain between 500-600 layers, even after each flower, comprised of multiple wings, is flattened. A second version is printed in sections on aluminum panels.