Shadows In The Museum is my most recent series. These abstract photographs explore the notion of using "someone else's art." Using another person's creation is an artistic line-in-the-sand that is generally not crossed. There are a few contemporary examples of exceptions to the rule where artists have intentionally used the work of others to create something "new." The issue is controversial and the practice is not well-regarded. Hence, the idea for Shadows In The Museum. These photographs were inspired by, and indeed made possible by, using the creations of other artists. The images are the shadows created by a variety of works in several museums: Thorveldson's Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk, Denmark and the recently closed Dapper Museum in Paris. Sculptures of Bertel Thorvaldsen, William Kentridge, and a variety of works from the African diaspora.
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