Still Life Instruction
  • Go to a florist at any time it’s open and squint your eyes while looking at the flowers in the cooler.

  • Significance:

    Drawing reference to my series Still Life (2015 – present, ongoing), which has been referencing floral arrangements of late, I selected an action which could possibly recreate the experience of how I would perceive an image. Squinting your eyes blurs your vision. Instead of immediately connecting meaning to what is seen, you have to take the time to locate elements within your visual field.

    About the location:

    I intended to choose a site that is specific to the activity yet generic enough to be easily accessible. Rather than growing wildly and freely outdoors, the flowers in the confined space of a florist’s cooler would have been arranged by someone, whether haphazardly or in an orderly manner. This interference by a human being points toward a kind of logic or reasoning that is not naturally occurring. I find that this creates a much more interesting set up due to its unpredictability and subjectivity, and in turn opens up much more avenues of interpretation.

    Kindly proceed with caution and exercise personal responsibility when engaging in the instructions from “Process: Roving Ideas”. All experiences are self-guided and we are not responsible or liable for loss or injury arising from these activities.