Photography > Salesman's Samples

White amphora shaped assemblage with blue toned photograph on canvas
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
37" x 44" x 16"
1990
$2500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
55" x 14" x 14", 66" x 28"
1990
$2500
ceramic sculpture on shelf with photograph on canvas
Porcelain, metal shelves, photoemulsion on canvas
15" x10" x 9", 15" x 10" each
1990
Boxing speed bag, photograph printed on canvas
Photographic emulsion on linen and object
29" x 25", 25" x 19" x 25"
1988
$1500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen
36" x 8" x 8", 46" x 16"
1989
$1200
Oar with photographic image on canvas, diptych
Photoemulsion on canvas, oar
object: 61" x 7" x 2", canvas: 69" x 21",
1989
$1500
metal sculpture with photograph printed on canvas, painting, diptych
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
24" x 20" x 14", 30" x 26"
1990
$1500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
35" x 50" x 20"
1990
$2000
Baton and metal canister assemblage with photograph printed on canvas, diptych
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
25" x 36", 20" x 30" x 8"
1989
$1500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
36" x 13" x 13", 44" x 18"
1990
$1500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
32" x 12" x 12"
1990
$1500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
39" x 40" x 18"
1990
$2000
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
45" x 18", 39" x 12" x 12"
1990
$1500
Stool Metal sculpture with photograph printed on canvas, diptych
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
58" x 21" x 21", 66" x 28"
1990
$2500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
30" x 13" x 13", 39" x 22"
1990
$1500
Sculpture and photograph on linen
Photographic emulsion on linen and assemblage
46" x 23", 37" x 14" x 14"
1990
$1500

The Salesman’s Sample series was an attempt to merge photography and sculpture. The objects have an ambiguous associative content and formal characteristics that are reflective of their sources--discarded commercial items. They have a somewhat anonymous appearance; product-like in their presentation. In the series, the objects ran the gamut from straight found objects to assemblages to the monochrome radially symmetrical shapes presented later.

The photographs were printed to scale on stretched linen and depicted the objects. They flatten the sculpture’s volumes and reduce its information to signage while raising it to icon status. The photographs are not cleanly printed, showing their process and manufacture. Not a seamless window, they are revealed as objects and visual puns for paintings as well.

In essence two originals exist from the same idea- one visual, one corporeal; one document, one monument. It is this equation that makes the eyes dart back and forth looking for likeness or disparateness; failure in one, success in the other. But it is also an equation in which one and one make three somehow.