Speculations

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    The analogy that created the endless loop: reflection is a metaphor for value.

     

    Value is created through replacement. In an exchange, one is in the place of the other. As a result, the metaphor of reflection goes both ways. For Plato, the material reality is the reflection of the ideal form, while for Marx, the price is the reflection of the commodity. The light is caught bouncing between mirrors in an endless exchange — a specular relation. The photographs are titled Speculations.

     

    This series was initially conceived for BitchCoin, a cryptocurrency as an artwork that playfully constructed value. The coin needed to be backed by a photograph, and this photograph needed to create value visually, deliberately, and perhaps with an illusory expansion of space to reference “mining” and the idea of gold.

     

    This series of photographs is ongoing. After all, these images literally never end. And while the themes of infinity, reflection, and illusion are conceptually vast, it is also the act of photographing — to look at a mirror and instead of seeing myself, seeing a void — that is metaphysical.

  • Selected Press:

    Galerie Magazine

    Harper's Bazaar

    Sleek Mag

    Wallpaper