Desire and Disgust will explore a variety of still life objects that question societal expectations and psychological modes of thought. Through the use of still life lighting, arrangement and framing the images will examine desires, deviance and societal ideals of normality. These works will depict mostly inanimate subjects including food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, bones, shells and man-made found items.
The work will honor the tradition of still life dating back to the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance to the 21st century and extend those traditions beyond traditional two dimensional art forms. I will employ photography and sculpture to blend traditional still life subjects with found objects and installation bringing the viewer into the work.