This project pays homage to science, the field of systematic discovery.

A chance explosion while reheating leftovers in the microwave inspired this work. Something about a splatter of tomato sauce, and burnt edged bubbles in a pool of melted cheese called out “photograph me!” And so I did. I opened my front door for the afternoon light, placed the plate in the glow on the wood floor, and made straight-on images of my lunch. Those leftovers became the savory catalyst for my renewed obsession with pondering “what if…,” then testing it out for the pure delight of observing the outcome.

The resulting collection is an imaginary taxonomy of Microwavae Eruptus. (a work in progress)