In the second installment of her Response series, Laura Plageman shifts her gaze from land to sea. With continued focus on the materiality of the photographic print, her new works oscillate between image and object, photography and sculpture, landscape and still life. Each piece is a “response” to an original image that is sculpted and collaged into a tabletop assemblage and then re-photographed. The final prints hover between being illusory and tangible, seemingly impossible but showing evidence of their actual construction.
A simple idea can have so much potential when executed properly. Makes us long for summer and the California coast. We’ve selected a few favorite pieces below but definitely check out her other work – she has a similar series that uses imagery of the land that is equally as enticing.