I have always collected objects on impulse. In each case, there was always an aesthetic or spiritual (but not ecclesiastical) quality which could not be resisted. These objects lived very quietly with me for quite some time. Then, I received a request that I give each the ability to speak. Each object has something different to say and demanded a different "tableau". As photographer, I merely followed instructions and arranged each "tableau" to the specifications demanded.
Each "tableau" reflects some quality of the object, but also reflects some quality that may exist within each of us. The camera gives the power to look at both.