For Each Time
I Wanted to Leave

2011

The series For Each Time I Wanted to Leave is based on a process in which I've taken different kinds of flowers apart, then hot-glued the various parts (petals, sepals, stalks) into new kinds of flowers. The new flowers were set in plaster environments, with colorful surfaces, tools, and props whose purpose is to reinstate the flowers' original attributes of representation in the consciousness of vision.

The act contains the cultural and avant-garde components of a rejection of an old world in order to create a new one. At this point the photographic action enters as the savior of the basic consumer item, bringing it back into the consumption cycle, both as an archetype of a new species and as an artistic/consumerist object of desire – the photograph itself.