Still Life Photographs

Ronald Boaks


In referencing Renaissance still life pictures, I am engaging a dialogue between Beauty and Modernism. Between Less is More I am stopping at Enough.

My Modernist paintings determine the background. A shelf crosses the painting creating a stage for a variety of characters to play off the background and each other. The players are books, tools and objects from my home and studio. The flowers are primarily from my garden as are the bird nests and insects. The technique is much like creating a collage. A friend has observed that I am painting with objects. The composition is complete when balance is achieved. Enough! Take the picture!

This series of museum quality photographs has been created in my studio using a 4 x 5 Linhof camera.