Sisyphus is an archive of the every day. Simultaneously alluring and abject, hidden gems are revealed in the mess.
The series is a challenge that I gave to myself to make seductive photographs from an unlikely and visceral source. I am aesthetically inspired by modernist photographers and formal compositions, but conceptually inspired by feminist artists such as Mierle Laderman Ukeles whose work explored ideas of labor. I seek the tension between the grotesque and the beautiful, between the subject and the treatment.
We are temporal beings, bound by our mortality. Aging has made me keenly aware of the value of my time. These photographs are my attempt to make peace with the ongoing piles of dirty dishes waiting to be cleaned.