Destructive Testing Series

Similar to my Engineered Food Series, the still life works in this series look are also interested in technology. However, these pieces look at photography's complicity in the endeavor. Without photography, our understanding of the world would be greatly diminished. But the process of photographic documentation is intrusive, occasionally destructive, so that the knowledge comes at a price. Beyond photograpy's technical applications, it's not a far step even to such things as reportage and documentary photography. Destructive Testing takes these ideas and frequently has fun with them, sometimes using dissections of photographic icons like calla lilies or bell peppers to create a new delight or beauty. Other works are less sanguine.

  • Bell Pepper Demolition #1Bell Pepper Demolition #1
  • Bell Pepper Demolition #2Bell Pepper Demolition #2
  • Bell Pepper Demolition #3Bell Pepper Demolition #3

  • Calla Lily Dissection #1Calla Lily Dissection #1
  • Calla Lily Dissection #2Calla Lily Dissection #2
  • Calla Lily Dissection #3Calla Lily Dissection #3

  • Deconstructed Rose (Rectangle)Deconstructed Rose (Rectangle)
  • Deconstructed Rose (Circle)Deconstructed Rose (Circle)
  • Garlic Blossom CensusGarlic Blossom Census

  • Fig Leaf Flammabillity Test #5Fig Leaf Flammabillity Test #5
  • Fig Leaf Flammabillity Test #7Fig Leaf Flammabillity Test #7
  • Fig Leaf Flammabillity Test #6Fig Leaf Flammabillity Test #6

  • Comparative Wilt TestComparative Wilt Test