Variations on a theme #2- nature

2009 / 2010   digital prints   a series of 12   260 x 520 mm each

Shot in the American Museum of Natural History, where a vast collection of diorama is exhibited. Although these recreated fauna and flora are meant to represent the typical lifestyle of the animals, these sceneries do not exist in the natural world. On top of the theatrical arrangement of the showcase, reflection on the glass accentuates the nature of this staged artifact. The work is made by stitching several pictures together to create a panorama, which tourists often do when photographing nature.