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When our freedom met its consequences
20160530p, 20190701e






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Untitled
20141114e, 20141126d



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An arrangement
20160818p







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Looking back in the future
20160802m








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Recent history
2018

In historical terms, the stretchiness of the word "recent" leads to an inherent unease. On the geological time scale, Ancient Rome is quite recent, while in the 21st century, bound encyclopedias – once the pride of 20th century suburban bookshelves – are outmoded. Encyclopedias brought busts of Augustus to the masses. Now, carefully preserved classical artifacts are available as high-quality digital archives on the internet.


For this project, I sampled internet photographs of classical statuary and made scanner drawings with clippings of natural imagery from discarded encyclopedias. These elements were digitally processed into compositions and colourised.