Over the course of several months, I cut out and arranged these shapes on one of the walls in my post-grad studio. They are cut from the car, watch and camera ads from a stack of found vintage National Geographic magazines. The man-made construct of the grid interacts with the natural forms that are not clearly defined as one thing or the other. Perhaps the shapes are coral, or trees or antlers, or river tributaries, the play of human element helping to build a narrative that leave it up to the viewer to translate. When it came time to take the ninety-six pieces down, I decided to document the process, and did so at the onset of the evening to highlight the light and shadows in the room. I put together this short video with those photographs.
‘The Stories We Tell’ short film