Three black objects arranged in a shallow wooden box.

Untitled (Three Black Objects), 2016


Three black objects arranged in a shallow wooden box, and photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#979)


49.0 x 49.2 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.4 x 31.5 cm. reduced for A3Plus format.

Limited edition to be established.


A wooden box with an arrangement of some fourteen found objects of diverse materials and origins.

Untitled (Medium Sized Objects), 2017


A variety of found objects arranged in a wooden box, and photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#971)


49.0 x 71.5 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

28.3 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format.

Limited edition to be established.

A shallow metal tray with an arrangement of dessicated gladioli.

Untitled (Gladioli in Tray), 2017


Dried gladiolus flowers arranged in a shallow metal box, and photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#1237)


49.0 x 57.8 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.5 x 37.1 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 467ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

A still-life photograph of an arrangement of pieces of charcoal in a shallow black box.

Untitled (Charcoal Pieces), 2017


An arrangement of pieces of charcoal in a shallow black box, photographed in two high-definition frames and at multiple focuses.  (id#949)


72.6 x 77.0 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.5 x 33.4 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 691ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

Three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box.

Untitled (Three Spheroids), 2016


Photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#983)


24.5 x 73.4 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

13.8 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 533ppi.
Limited edition to be established.

Three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box.

The left panel of a photographic still life triptych of three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box.

Untitled (Three Spheroids), Left Panel, 2016


The left panel of a triptych of three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box, and photographed separately

at multiple focuses.  (id#984L)


47.3 x 49.0 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.5 x 32.6 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 466.5ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

The central panel of a photographic still life triptych of three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box.

Untitled (Three Spheroids), Central Panel, 2016


The central panel of a triptych of three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box, and photographed separately

at multiple focuses.  (id#984C)


47.3 x 49.0 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.5 x 32.6 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 466.5ppi. 

Limited edition to be established.

The right panel of a photographic still life triptych of three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box.

Untitled (Three Spheroids), Right Panel, 2016


The right panel of a triptych of three small roundish objects arranged in a long painted wooden box, and photographed separately

at multiple focuses.  (id#984R)


47.3 x 49.0 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi, at ca. 466.5ppi.

31.5 x 32.6 cm. reduced for A3Plus format. 

Limited edition to be established.

An array of the dried flower heads and upper stems of some erba cipollina, or onion grass, in a shallow, felt-lined silverware tray.

Untitled (Erba Cipollina), 2017 


An array of the dried flower heads and upper stems of some erba cipollina (onion grass) in a shallow, felt-lined tray, photographed in two sections and at multiple focuses.  (id#1255)


49.3 x 104.1 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

19.6 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 756ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

A still-life photograph of a shallow wooden box with dental floss threaded throughout to form a regular web, as in the well-known game played with string, Cat's Cradle.

Cat's Cradle II, 2018


A long chain of pieces of dental floss threaded throughout a series of perforations around the edges of a shallow wooden box, photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#1285)


48.7 x 63.2 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi. 

31.5 x 40.9 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 464ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

A still-life photograph of many weathered chicken bones arranged in a shallow plastic tray.

Bones Tray, 2018


An arrangement of chicken bones in a shallow plastic tray, photographed in two sections and at multiple focuses.  (id#951)


48.8 x 103.1 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

19.5 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 749ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

A still-life photograph of several worn soap bars arranged in a shallow wooden box.

Untitled (Seven Soap Bars, Horizontal), 2018


Seven worn soap bars arranged in a row in a shallow wooden box, photographed in three sections and at multiple focuses.  (id#1279)


49.6 x 146.9 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

14.0 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 1067ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

A still-life photograph of several worn soap bars arranged in a shallow wooden box.

Untitled (Eight Soaps in Tray, Vertical), 2018


Eight worn soap bars arranged in a column in a shallow wooden box, photographed in four sections and at multiple focuses.  (id#1281)


182.0 x 63.3 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

41.3 x 14.4 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 1322ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

An arrangement of snail shells in a painted styrofoam container.

Untitled (Conchiglie), 2017


An arrangement of snail shells in a painted styrofoam container, photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#953)


49.1 x 72.0 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

28.1 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 523ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

An array of horse chestnut burs arranged in a wooden box.

Untitled (Chestnut Burs), 2017


An array of horse chestnut burs arranged in a wooden box, and photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#977)


48.9 x 55.9 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.5 x 36.0 cm. reduced for A3Plus format.

Limited edition to be established.

An arrangement in a rough wooden box of a variety of items derived from trees and bushes.

Untitled (Tree Parts), 2016


An arrangement in a rough wooden box of a variety of items derived from trees and bushes, photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#963)


48.9 x 72.2 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

28.0 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format.

Limited edition to be established.

Several desiccated cucumbers arranged in a low, very rough wooden tray.

Untitled (Cetrioli), 2016


Several desiccated cucumbers arranged in a low, very rough wooden tray, and photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#1201)


48.9 x 60.7 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

31.5 x 39.1 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 466ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

A still-life photograph of an inner tube, a plastic disc, and a square ceramic tile in a rough wooden box.

Untitled (Torus, DIsc, and Square), 2017


An arrangement of an inner tube, a plastic disc, and a square ceramic tile in a rough wooden box, photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#987)


73.5 x 43.7 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

41.3 x 24.5 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 534ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

An accumulation of many spider webs spun on a wooden stick and arranged in a long wooden box.

Untitled (Spider Web Wand), 2017


An accumulation of many spider webs spun on a wooden stick and arranged in a long wooden box, and photographed in a single high-definition frame but at multiple focuses.  (id#1243)


24.1 x 73.5 cm. at native resolution of 300ppi.

13.5 x 41.3 cm. reduced for A3Plus format, at ca. 534ppi.

Limited edition to be established.

High-Definition Still Life, 2016-2018


This section consists of more recent works of still life, made with a technique evolved from previous procedures.  For these newer images I have been using a digital reflex camera with a much higher definition than the one I formerly used - some 50 megapixels instead of 21.  This allows me to avoid, sometimes at least, having to photograph the subject in sections.  For several of these compositions I have retained only the technique of photographing at many slightly different focuses and then laboriously combining the sharpest parts.  This gives me the very high definition I want with somewhat less work, especially in post-production. 


As mentioned elsewhere, image sizes are given first in native dimension (as originally photographed and elaborated, at 300 pixels per inch), and then as reduced to fit the A3Plus format, which guarantees the highest print quality.  While I have yet to establish the edition sizes

for these newer images, I expect to divide them between A3Plus and native size - that is, for an edition of eight signed and numbered prints, there will be perhaps four A3Plus prints and four at native size.  In no case will a print exceed the native dimension.


The arrangement "Untitled (Three Spheroids)" exists in two distinct, although similar, versions:  a single image of the complete subject, and a triptych of the three items each photographed as a separate panel (but of course meant to be seen as a triptych).  In both cases the deep-focus technique is used.


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