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Spencer Finch

Two Petals Fall (After Masaoka Shiki)

Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch

Two Petals Fall (After Masaoka Shiki)

Two Petals Fall (After Masaoka Shiki)

Spencer Finch (b. 1962)

Two Petals Fall (After Masaoka Shiki)

2019


Signed on verso

Archival Inkjet Photographs

Edition 2/5 + 1 AP

16 ½ x 16 ½ in.


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This work is in excellent condition.

Gift of the Artist

Spencer Finch utilizes various mediums to explore how to represent a subjective experience. Often using light and its color as a tool, Finch tries to bring moments of the past into the present experience and show us how representational practices are unable to fully and accurately capture moments lost to history. In the photograph Two Petals Fall (After Masaoka Shiki), we are experiencing the passage of time through the shrinking of a peony from Finch’s garden. Though vibrant in color, the peony is wilted and losing petals, bringing focus to the ephemeral life of the flower.