still life


“Quebec on Historic Transferware”, copyright Ed Lavino.


The thing about Still Life that fascinates me, is that through deliberate selection and placement of objects I can compress and layer years of thinking into a cohesive message that the viewer can intuit in a single moment. Any visual medium has the ability to articulate relationships that are difficult to grasp. You sense and feel the truth sometimes when you can’t explain it.  I am drawn to objects that have a history –The china doll missing its limbs, the moth wing torn asunder, the river polished arrowhead.  Everything is connected. What we do in our lifetime will affect the future. I experiment with the “what if” and move objects around like pawns on a chessboard until they make sense.    – Ed Lavino

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