About the piece:
Effigy is a sculptural, photographic piece created as a reminder to see differently - in the broadest possible sense of the phrase. This artwork was created through a collage technique building on a singular original photograph of sunlight, shot upside-down through the dense, green canopy of a Georgia forest. To transform my initial image from its static photographic form, I used a collage technique intended to create a fresh view of the natural world when experienced through purposeful dislocation—by turning one’s world upside down, reflecting on the same, singular perspective from a multitude of angles, and shattering the illusion of stillness. Here, the forest becomes more than simply a part of the natural world, but vibrates with a viscerally new sensation: at the center of the piece, an eerie, crude facsimile of the human form seems to float in the sky, an ominous warning—almost as if an Effigy.