features immersive, exquisitely detailed 5-by-10 color prints by #TanyaMarcuse.
The photographs can be experienced as intricately detailed still lives when viewed from up close, but become dynamic, more abstract compositions from further away. The idea behind them is inspired by the ancient Greeks' idea of the machinery of fate as three women weaving the lives of human and gods into an enormous tapestry -- killing or giving life by snipping or knotting a thread. Through the medium of photography, Marcuse imagines herself introducing time and thus mortality into the lush flora and fauna that make up the millefleurs backgrounds of medieval hunting and falconry tapestries. “During the process of composition -- of collecting, arranging, burning, painting, and transplanting -- there is change,” Marcuse writes. “Flowers wither, spiders build webs, new shoots emerge, and corpses decay.” #ADAAFallSeason