Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

Seductively descriptive, the photograph references discrete facts of our world, and this to me is the allure of the medium. In my work I flirt with fact, knowing full well that the two dimensional plane of the photograph is an image, an object, a visual construction. The images in this portfolio were commissioned by the Florence Griswold Museum for the exhibition In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum. The photographs were made within the confines of the museum, and as such they are a contemplation of time, shifting boundaries, land use, and art. The ever-changing grounds of the museum become static representations of a single moment in time that bears witness to what was once real. The photographic artifact may then hang upon the wall, be reproduced in a book, or preserved within the museum itself.