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Still Life (After Goya), 2016

This series of photographs draws on the Western tradition of still life (nature morte and vanitas) paintings. It specifically references Goya’s A Still Life of Dead Hares (1812), which was painted during the Napoleonic occupation of Spain, a period for him of death and mourning. Adopting a forensic approach, the series document in acute detail the main stages of decomposition over the passage of time, and takes the notion of impermanence to its logical conclusion.

Still Life (After Goya) - Day 1

Still Life (After Goya) - Day 5

Still Life (After Goya) - Day 8

Still Life (After Goya) - Day 12

Still Life (After Goya) - Day 37

Goya: A Still Life of Dead Hares (1812)