Focusing on the often-misleading relationship between photography and reality, these images draw comparisons between the museum archive and the abstracted digital form of the artefacts. In particular, the work explores the abstraction that comes with removing materials from their original precolonial context and placing them within a museum setting.
Smithsonian Backdrops investigates the role of the visual archive in the construction of past, present and future cultural narratives
3D renderred images
inkjet print on Canson Rag
70 x 60 cm