Recent Antiquities, 2016
Recent Antiquities is a suite of eight mixed media prints created in 2016 exploring the obsolete aesthetics of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. These objects and landscapes, simultaneously pre-vintage and post-utility, exist in a space of tension and unease that highlights the absurdity of their not-too-distant relevance and prowess. Each print from this series directly references a corresponding print from Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etching suite, the Antiquities of Rome; a series documenting the ruins of Ancient Rome though landscapes, still life, and diagrams. Recent Antiquities combines traditional intaglio printmaking techniques with digital 3D modeling and inkjet printing. This combination of techniques highlights the anachronism of the subject matter and creates an enigmatic mixture of the digital and handmade.