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Photogenic Drawings of Trees
Photogenic Drawings of Trees are digital reworkings of Victorian techniques for cataloging botanical specimens. They are equal parts life drawing and photography and rely on my concept of cellulolytic transposition: the journey from 3-D tree to 2-D pulp to 2-D tree simulacrum to 3-D illuminated space to camera lens to computer code to 2-D illuminated space back to 2-D paper pulp. As muses, trees surpass the traditional nude by providing both subject and substrate.