Monday, February 6, 2012

The Architecture of Space

In Her Own Words

©Justine Reyes

Series: Vanitas
Title: Still Life with Banana, Purse & Change, 2010
Size: 16" x 20"
Medium: C-Type
Price: $1,500

“Taking inspiration from the Dutch Vanitas paintings, these photographs incorporate personal artifacts within the traditional construct of still life. Pairing objects that belonged to my grandmother with my own possessions speaks to the concept of memory, familial legacy and the passage of time. The incorporation of modern elements, as well as the use of photography itself add an additional layer of nostalgia and irony when viewed within the historical framework of Vanitas painting. Both the decomposition of the natural and the break down of the man-made objects, reference the physical body, life’s impermanence and the inevitability of death.”

1 comment:

  1. I love this work Justine - hope our paths cross sometime... x