Below is a short still life study series focussing on the relationships between the celebrity, collage, geometry, optical illusion, sculpture and photography. The process and compositions themselves remind me of a movie set, creating a physical world for characters and ideas to move within. For this short study I used photos and props that symbolize Michael Jackson in order to demonstrate the illusion of the celebrity. I look forward to studying further how reflective and refractive materials respond to other objects.
When I look at these photos I see the landscape in which the celebrity and icon are born. The space is neutral, clean, infinite and has no geographic location. The space is within ourselves. In these photos I aim to create landscapes that show the process of creation, how the celebrity is born from a sphere of black obsidian or pyramid of crystal.