Uncommon Object

2013

Large-scale photographics scans, archival pigment print on heavyweight cotton rag and/or aluminum/acrylic panel

Uncommon Object is a contemporary pop-influenced study of a common sentimental object, in this case a found pencil with some quirky features. The exploration involves using the object itself to invent new structures, colors, design concepts and patterns to expand the horizons of the object. Key to the study is the magnification of the object. The resulting images are produced in large-scale prints which reveal details unseen at life-size. The magnification is a metaphor for the importance and attention transcribed to such an object.