End of Autumn
End of Autumn 2004
Most of the plant forms in these photographs have reached the end of their life cycle. For some reason they have become essential elements in my first comprehensive series of still-life photographs in nearly four years. As they underwent their transformation in my studio I became increasingly aware of my own discomfort with the inevitability of change.
These photographs have a weight about them. And a weightlessness. There is mystery in the shadows and infinity in the details. The colors are plump and full of passion. But in the end it’s always the beauty that matters. What great comfort and reassurance to find it again: this time in the cracking, drying, dying leaves, berries, flowers, fruit, stems, pods thorns, squash and eggshells.