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There is a separation between the seen and the unseen, material and immaterial, sacred and mundane. My creative work explores this divide. It begins with the found object; from there my interest focuses on the transformation that occurs when object becomes image. Through the use of photography, combining of images and shift in scale, these objects become decontextualized and dematerialized, furthering the ambiguity around prior function, material and value. The camera is both microscope and paintbrush in the way in which the resulting works expose levels of details that, when enlarged beyond life-size, begin to take on characteristics of a painted image.