(2014) Hyperobject Studies

In Hyperobject Studies notions of the image-object and image-as-surface were applied to object paintings consisting of replicated sections of found photographs sourced from outdated books referring to natural disasters. The images were painted in oil on Mylar, and partially overlayed on top of their sources. The small scale of the images in relation to catastrophic events is deliberate in addressing Timothy Morton’s concept of hyperobjects. The event of a natural catastrophe can be understood as an immense object that spans across a multitude of social and environmental ramifications, but it is only partially visible through fragmented outlets of documented experience and cannot be seen in its entirety at once.

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Hyperobject Study 1, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, MDF: 10 3⁄4 “ x 9”, Image: 3 1⁄2 “ x 3”
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Detail: Hyperobject Study 1, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, Image: 3 1⁄2 “ x 3”
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Hyperobject Study 2, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, MDF: 24” x 18”, Image: 4” x 6”
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Detail: Hyperobject Study 2, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, Image: 4” x 6”
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Hyperobject Study 3, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, MDF: 11 1⁄2” x 11 1⁄2”, Image: 3” x 2 1⁄2”
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Detail: Hyperobject Study 3, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, Image: 3” x 2 1⁄2”
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Hyperobject Study 4, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, MDF: 11 1⁄2” x 11 1⁄2”, Image: 3” x 2 1⁄2”
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Detail: Hyperobject Study 4, 2014, oil paint on mylar, found image, MDF, Image: 3” x 2 1⁄2”