Babble On ‘n’ On
‘Babble On ‘n’ On’, the third in the series of surreal still lifes, adds more influences and references from Surrealist artists and photographers including Rene Magritte, Man Ray and Meret Oppenheim. The series has developed stylistically but still uses the 17th century Dutch still lifes as template to present visual teases and subversion of Surrealism. There is method in the madness as the question is still posed as to how the viewer interprets the photograph without being presented with intended deeper meanings. The aesthetic is clear but what about interpretation? The mischief and subversion of this premise is what lies behind the series.