“Representations” collection by visual artist Cynthia Creig includes photographs that look like black and white drawing sketches. Based in Detroit, the artist first whitewashes the objects she wants to photograph with ordinary house paint and then outlines them with charcoal. The result is impressive and blurs the lines between reality and illusion.
As she states though her website: “I’m interested in how we learn to see, identify and remember, and the role images play in the codification of perceptual and mnemonic experience. By denying certain aesthetic expectations and assumptions, Representations intends to interrupt a more conventional, passive viewing experience, and provoke the viewer into seeing a photograph as if for the first time”.