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The Specimen Series


(spĕs′ə-mən)

Origin - Latin - 'specere', to look at, look - spy



1. A a part or an individual taken as examplifying a whole mass or number


2. A sample of a substance or material for examination or study (in medicine, microbiology, etc)



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SPECIMEN is the crystallisation of several main branches of memories that linger in my thoughts; the beauty of the human form stripped to the skin, strong and vulnerable, simple and complex, uniform and individually unique; the memory of the human foetus that sat silently for many years in a jar at the back of my biology lab in secondary school; the heating and blowing of glass, changing it from sand into a viscous liquid harmful to the naked skin and molding it into the delicately fragile, exquisitely clear and uncompromising brittle hardness of glass vessels; the suspension of time, preserving and precluding movement, freeze framing a single moment.


SPECIMEN receives different reactions. Some, tranquil. Some see beauty, some, sinister. Life, death, hope, loss, malice, benevolence, end, beginning. I’d like to believe all these words are relevant and can all be used to describe the series. 


Maybe in seeing them, we are able to see a little of ourselves, our similarities and how without our crowns, titles, costumes and props, we are all not that different. 

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All images from this series are available for sale

in a 30" x 40" limited edition of 15 prints each.


Panoramic image of 7 bottles is also available 

in a 15 print limited edition (print size 30" x 65").


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