Technology plays an important role in the development of my work. To varying degrees my creative process relies on the computer. The Chinese Landscapes and Scholars Rocks are choreographed illusions of nocturnal worlds. They are produced using a large format flatbed scanner to capture images. I scan dead plants, animals and inanimate objects. These scans are digitally pieced together to create worlds crawling with life. Mountains and rocks are really leaves and flowers scanned in motion and layered
This series is based on the Dutch Vanitas paintings of the 17th Century. Each digital image was created as a live object scan. Using a large format scanner as a camera and scanning objects at a high resolution thus creates images that although hyperreal, exist in an other-worldly space, undefined by gravity.