Silver / 2018 / Fine Art / Still Life


  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Shaun Myles

The SINK series focuses on a nature/culture binary. The concept of a sink is something that nearly all households are familiar with and is a site where renewal happens daily as items are cleaned to be reused. It's a place in which, as with many other 'containers' we use in our domestic lives (bathtubs, trashcans, beds, apartments and houses themselves -coffins, toilets even!), 'nature' is held at bay allowing us to live our domesticated 'culture' lives free from nature's inundation. SINK focuses in on one place in our lives where this tension plays out.The remnants observed in this receptacle also tell stories of their own, vis-a-vie what they've been used for, culinary habits, and hints at personality. Some at moments almost have a sense of the stillness of something spiritual in their in-between state.Metaphorically it's a place of transformation, of cleansing and renewal, with the potential of redemption.