Jessica Larva suspended set of 2

Suspended (set) 2010-2012

These artworks are part of a larger body of work that focuses on the form of dead flowers, leaves, and insects to engage the space between and around our concepts of preservation, life and death, presence and absence. These images capture a space where dead, dried and brittle leaves become reanimated as if floating in a deep and timeless sea.

The images intentionally resemble X-rays, but were created using a digital scanning technique that allows for the substitution of thin, semi-transparent objects in place of film negatives. The resulting colors remain unaltered as a natural artifact of the scan.