Portfolio > 2016

Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Clock case, acrylic, transfer, plexi, feathers, synthetic hair, escargot shells, deer bones, rubber, LEDs
74 1/2" x 26" x 11"
2016
Photo Courtesy of Pete Duvall
Found Objects, Acrylic, Transfer, Feathers
varies
2016
Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Found Objects, Acrylic, Transfers, Plexi, Fabric
48" x 26" x 11.5"
2016
Photo Courtesy of Pete Duvall
Found Objects, Acrylic, Transfer
28" x 8" x 10"
2016
Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Drawer, acrylic, transfers, plexi, placebo pills, tweezers, vials, prayer book pages, syringe, porcelain hands, bulb, plaster bust, rabbit fur, snakeskin, bird skulls, wasp nest, deer tooth, small rodent bones, flint, moss, dice, crystal, lichen, key
16.5” x 32” x 1.5”
2016
Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Drawer, acrylic, plexi, transfers, acrylic marker, cotton fabric, thread, velvet, prosthetic eyes, 3-D print, eye glasses
16.5” x 32” x 1.5”
2016
Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Drawer, acrylic, transfers on puzzle, plywood, motor, spools, marbles, thread, vials, beads, feathers, dollhouse spoon, handkerchiefs
16.5” x 32” x 1.5”
2016
Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Drawer, acrylic, transfers, acrylic markers, plexi, film, cotton fabric, sound
16.5” x 32” x 1.5”
2016
Photo courtesy of Pete Duvall
Drawer, acrylic, transfers, graphite, plexi, film, medicine bottle, glass distillation tube, anatomical model heart, roots, flowers, butterfly wings, thread, nails, wood shavings
16.5” x 32” x 1.5”
2016
Gesso Transfer on Panel, Cotton Sheet, Nails
8" x 8" each
2016
Dollhouse Drawers, Gesso Transfers, Mixed Media
2016

In my current work I delve deeper into my fascination with psychology, particularly how perceptions and beliefs influence human behavior and, in effect, create reality. I examine these phenomena by crafting narrative vignettes, applying visual layers that contain scientific and superstitious facets. Divided drawers and boxes serve as polyptychs, highlighting different elements of a story in separate compartments, a technique I borrowed from medieval gothic art. I reflect on how these containers can function to hide secret contents and yet have the potential to reveal them.

Primarily a photographer and assemblage artist, I use materials that relate to the specific story I am trying to convey. Found objects from bygone times mixed with those found in nature are meant to evoke a Wunderkammer effect, but each object represents a key narrative element, as does the photographic imagery I include.