Chair studies


Chair studies explores the plastic and three-dimensional possibilities of the photograph. In this case, the subject is a child’s chair found in the alley with one leg missing, photographed from different angles, cut up and reassembled between layers of broken glass. The result is a play of absence and presence, loss and recuperation, evoked by the assemblage of images into a sculptural object.

A prevailing sense of an accident in progress animates this study (below) for an Installation with Chairs. The installation combines photographs of the interior of a car with the chair studies. The point of view is from an indeterminate position within the car, possibly the drivers seat or possibly the back seat. The missing chair leg (on left) gives away the scale of this study.