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NATURE MORTE

«Nature Morte» expresses my fear that one day most nature will be man-made. Copies already infiltrate our daily lives; thus, we find faux rock, dress fake christmas trees, walk on synthetic grass, use chemically treated recomposed wood and ski on snow that doesn’t melt! This body of work focuses on nature and its mimicry. Using composite materials, I construct pieces that only upon slow and close inspection will the spectators realize that the materials are foreign to nature and that they have been tricked.

Fake1“RED BLOOMING ALGAE” Flattened, pierced, bent and sewn bottlecaps sewn with thread onto a linen covered metal woven armature   200 x 145 x 6 cm     2012

fake1aDetail:  “RED BLOOMING ALGAE

 

Fake6“MAN WITH STRINGS ATTACHED” Flattened pierced, bent, bottlecaps sewn with thread onto linen, fiberglass, resin, linen, thread, very old bundles of string 200 cm x 50 cm x 60 cm     2012

Fake6aDetail:  “MAN WITH STRINGS ATTACHED”

 

200 cm x 50 cm x 60 cm crushed metal bottlecaps, fiberglass, resin, linen, thread, strings installation view : La Chapelle St. Jacques, Vendôme FranceDetail:   “MAN WITH STRINGS ATTACHED”

Fake3“MYTILUS EDULIS”, common mussel Flattened, pierced, bent bottlecaps sewn with thread onto linen, lace, strings with enamel on canvas 40 x 40 x 5cm    2012

fake2“CLYPEASTEROIDA”, sand dollar Flattened, pierced, bent bottlecaps sewn with thread onto linen, lace, enamel paint, on wooden panel 103 cm diameter   2012

 

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“RUSTY SHELLS AND LACE” Flattened pierced, bent, rusty bottlecaps sewn with thread onto linen, with lace, shattered glass, thread and wooden base. 153 cm x 123 cm     2013

Fake7aDetail: “RUSTY SHELLS AND LACE”

 

Fake7b (1)Detail: “RUSTY SHELLS AND LACE”

 

Fake8“WINTER PATINA SHELLS” Lace, shattered glass, flattened, pierced, bent bottlecaps sewn onto canvas, thread, acrylics resin 40 x 40 x 5cm     2015

fake8aDetail:  “WINTER PATINA SHELLS”

 

Fake4« MYTILUS EDULIS », common mussel on lace tablecloth embedded in glass. Flattened, pierced, bent bottlecaps sewn with thread onto linen, lace, strings with enamel on canvas. 50 x 50 x 5cm     2012

 

Fake4aDetail:   « MYTILUS EDULIS »

 

fake10« CORAL CREATURES SEQUESTERED TO SQUARES » Mixed media on Panel 153 cm x 210 cm     2013

fake10aDetail:  « CORAL CREATURES SEQUESTERED TO SQUARES »

 

fake11“CORAL COVERED WITH CARPET OF WHITE BARNACLES” Sculpted styrofoam, jute, fiberglass, resin, lace, acrylics 117 cm x 75 cm x 30 cm     2013

 

fake11aDetail:   “CORAL COVERED WITH CARPET OF WHITE BARNACLES”

Fake 9“DARKNESS ON A CORAL REEF” mixed media on wooden panel 60 cm x 66 cm x 4 cm     2013