Representations: Everyday Objects as Drawings


Visual artist Cynthia Greig collects everyday objects and whitewashes them with ordinary house paint to devoid them of color or label. Then draws directly onto their surfaces with charcoal to create visual hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color. No digital manipulation is involved, but the camera’s monocular point of view is imperative.

My series of photographs, Representations, explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. As a kind of playful homage to William Henry Fox Talbot’s treatise, The Pencil of Nature, the images combine color photography and drawing to create what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings.











14 thoughts on “Representations: Everyday Objects as Drawings

  1. Malibu Graphic Design

    Hi, I’m currently developing an ad campaign for a sports company that produces high end sports equipment and I need help on choosing a slogan and overarching campaign slogan. I am specifically advertising their golf sports. Therefore, for their slogan I was considering the slogan “Prime to preform” or “Light weight high performance.” For the campaign overarching slogan I was considering “fresh from the lab.” I chose that since the company wants to come across as innovative. Do you think these slogans are good, or do u have any recommendations. Also, when u first come across these slogans, how do they make you feel about the product? Thanks for your help.

  2. lucyluton

    These are fascinating – it really makes you concentrate on the shadows – the arrangement with the jugs and cups is hard to recognise as actual objects.


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