We humans are in fact living organisms. We bleed and breathe, breed and grow. We are mammals, animals, our bodies built of skin, blood, and bones. We are beautiful, repulsive, and erotic all at once.

Many of us forget our primal vitality, and see our own bodies as foreign and unusual. Culture urges us to hide, even eliminate evidence of our animalism. Our bodily functions are regarded as private and indecent, our carnal desires as immature and distasteful. We seem to fear their power and are often at odds with them.

This inhibiting world is far too dry and civilized. Within it, I feel strange and alone, and often fall prey to the miserable grayness of it all. I feel a desire, and a need, to reconnect with the beautiful and living.

College review installation, 2008.

Notes

These macro photographs were printed on oversized glossy paper. The image here shows an installation of early experiments. Viewers were given slices of mango and grapefruit to taste while viewing.