JWM: In these series, I obscured three sets of eight exposed Polaroids with precious metal leaf. The images remain with me alone, but I share the objects with you.

"Desire, even love itself, is always born of a certain photographic sketch. Everywhere love reveals itself to desire, that is through infinite renunciation, a photographic event will have already been called forth, we would even say, desired. Desire is also the desire of photography."[1]

[1] Jacques Derrida. ‘Aletheia’, The Oxford Literary Review, Volume 32, Number 2, 2010, ‘The Truth in Photography’, edited by Micheal Naas, p. 175.



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R.S by the Mew Stone, Wembury, August '19, 2020, rose gold leaf on exposed polaroid in tulip frame (series of eight), 49 x 40 x 4 cm

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Installation view of 'Great Small Works' group show at Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke Belgium with with Philip Akkerman, Anonymous, Laurenz Berges, Udona Boerema, Michael Canning, Walter Dahn, Laurent Da Sylva, Raoul De Keyser, Matilde Duus, Ivan Liovik Ebel, Damien Flood, Albrecht Fuchs, Tobias Hantmann, Niek Hendrix, Diango Hernandez, Klara Hosnedlova, Brad Kahlhammer, Natasja Mabesoone, Jesper Skov Madsen, Sally Mann, Lars Morell, David Murphy, Frank Nitsche, Johan Nobell, Jan Schoonhoven, Maximilian Schubert, Robin Seir, Berend Strik, Kei Takemura, Luc Vandervelde, Keke Vilabelda, Masaaki Yamada, 22 February - 31 March 2020. Image courtesy of Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art

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Slowly Softly We Are Learning Together, 2017, silver leaf on exposed polaroid in tulip frame (series of eight), 49 x 40 x 4 cm

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Slowly Softly We Are Learning Together, 2017, gold leaf on exposed polaroid in tulip frame (series of eight), 49 x 40 x 4 cm

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Studio view