Pending the departure of one of Chris' pieces, we're lucky to enjoy the work ourselves in our own home. Although Chris has sold nearly most of his sculptures, we have more than a handful that have become temporary fixtures in our home. Lately, we've been trying to come up with ways to display his work in our home in a way that is truer to our combined aesthetics. Chris' work is technically precise and have clean and glossy surfaces, and are typically displayed against white walls or on white stands in a gallery or museum setting. They would undoubtedly look at home in a sleek, minimalist environment, but that's a little boring, isn't it?
Chris was interested in photographing his work in a more natural environment, and allowed me to style his work to my preferences. I'm going to admit that I had way more fun styling these "shelfies" than I thought I ever could. Chris' sculptures aren't material representations of any particular object found within our world, but for me, they can invoke certain emotional reactions borne out of my perspective. I'll find that when he finishes a piece, each one has its own distinct personality and presence. While styling Chris' sculptures, I placed his work within the context of commonly known objects - plants, books, machines - to express that twinge of my own personal response to his work.
This year, Chris has been experimenting with these striking black dibond drawings of his new pieces. I love how his sculptures pair with these stunning drawings. In these photos, each of the drawings correspond with the main sculpture.