Table of Contents


Brush-Toned Still Lifes


Jewish North Africa

Morocco

Vestiges of Rome

Re-Visioning Antiquites


Portfolios Index

Images of Jewish Morocco I '93

Jewish Sites of Cairo and Alexandria '94

Images of Jewish Morocco II '95

Tunisia '97

About the Jewish North African Portfolios


About the Prints

About the Artist

Articles

Exhibition

Order Prints

Contact Us

Links

Brush-Toned Still Lifes
D. R. Cowles

About the Images
The Still Life series began as a kind of "play-work", a break from the stresses of working on a decade-long documentation of Jewish sites in North Africa and its contextual extension, an exploration of Moroccan Islamic architecture and artisanal traditions. In an essay published last summer in Large Format Journal (UK), Cowles wrote: "In the outskirts of Marrakech one day I found a pottery and just began to work in the back room... Using some fruit as a jump off point, I began to construct still lifes and photograph them. Later, I would put still lifes together with whatever I happened to have, wherever I happened to be... In Montreal, I began to work in a spare room in a metal worker's studio, taking odd pieces of scrap metal and working with planes, shapes, light and shadow. These are purely photographic exercises, not painterly... They are a kind of architecture built out of light, darkness, sharp and soft focus-using these things as building blocks and split planes. Borrowing something of the artisanal aesthetic, they are inventive meditations with light and focus."


Index
Still Life #18, Pottery Laaouina Hassan 13488
Still Life #18, Pottery Laaouina Hassan
Marrakech, Morocco
2002
Oranges with Bowl, Musée archeologique 14036
Oranges with Bowl, Musée archeologique
Rabat, Moroccco
2003
Oranges, Maarif Quarter, Casablanca 14110
Oranges, Maarif Quarter, Casablanca
Casablanca, Morocco
2003
Still Life #27, Pottery Laaouina Hassan 14146
Still Life #27, Pottery Laaouina Hassan
Marrakech, Morocco
2003
Still Life #30 14455
Still Life #30
Montréal, Canada
2004
Still Life #32 14460
Still Life #32
Montréal, Canada
2004
Still Life #33 14461
Still Life #33
Montréal, Canada
2004
Still Life #38 14471
Still Life #63
Montréal, Canada
2004
Still Life #39 14496
Still Life #39
Montréal, Canada
2004
Still Life #47 14517
Still Life #47
Montréal, Canada
2004
Still Life #72 15456
Still Life #72
Montréal, Canada
2004

Table of Contents | Brush-Toned Still Lifes | Jewish North Africa | Morocco | Vestiges of Rome | Re-Visioning Antiquites
Portfolios Index | Images of Jewish Morocco I '93 | Jewish Sites of Cairo and Alexandria '94
Images of Jewish Morocco II '95 | Tunisia '97 | About the Jewish North African Portfolios
About the Prints | About the Artist | Articles | Exhibition | Order Prints | Contact Us | Links