All the objects, constructions, large scale sets, and in some cases the installations, are built with the goal of documentation as the final step. Most of what I create is temporary in nature; octopus has a bizarrely awful smell after a few hours. Things fall apart.  The constructive purpose of the camera records and finalizes the intention of the work. The photograph of the thing is now another thing.

 

 

* All creatures were dead before I handled them. They fall into three categories; seafood bought at food markets, bait sold in stores, and actual dead fish I asked employees at pet stores to scoop out/save for me(it's good to make friends in odd places). Art is a fantasy and therefore many pieces of work are not actually real but artified. Thank you.