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Man, Bench and Leaf
Russel Kwan
fiber based silver gelatin print
edition of 3

I spent some time exploring the notions of scale, the use of small natural found objects as sculpture or even architecture, theatrical lighting, and anonymous figures. To me, this scene represents a large, darkened stage, with a leaf skeleton placed as sculpture in proximity to a figure sitting on a bench. The apparent boundlessness of the stage and the theatrical lighting lend a sense of hugeness to the leaf skeleton - in reality, it is barely 2 inches long.

4x5 inch large format negative

Image Keywords: figure man person people leaf leaves bench

Series Keywords: studio miniature still life, leaves, leaf skeletons, model figures, art paper projections, wineglasses

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