The New Machinery
2015 – 2018
Breaking down the act of seeing into small units is the starting point for “The New Machinery.” I use scavenged metal, glass, and plastic to produce thousands of small material and light studies. When I pin these abstract prints into overlapping compositions, the elements either dissolve into each other or become dissonant adversaries. Content forms in the relationships between the parts, as they build into logical, narrative constructions which, when translated back into digital form, become flattened, stylized images. I’ve labeled these mysterious contraptions The New Machinery — a photographic science fiction cobbled together from discarded utilitarian parts.