Parsley Steinweiss Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other

Dimensions:
40" x 50"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Parsley Steinweiss Suspension

Dimensions:
20" x 24"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Parsley Steinweiss Coming Round

Dimensions:
20" x 24"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Parsley Steinweiss Intulution

Dimensions:
30" x 40"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Parsley Steinweiss Passing Through

Dimensions:
20" x 24"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Parsley Steinweiss Branes

Dimensions:
40" x 30"

Description:
Film negative / C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Parsley Steinweiss Rounded Sum

Dimensions:
40" x 50"

Description:
Film negative / C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Parsley Steinweiss Peak

Dimensions:
50" x 40"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Parsley Steinweiss XY

Dimensions:
40" x 50"

Description:
Film negative / Digital C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Parsley Steinweiss Sweet Nothings

Dimensions:
40" x 50"

Description:
Film negative / C-print. Image © Parsley Steinweiss. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

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Parsley Steinweiss
Species

The artistic practice of Parsley Steinweiss is rooted in the idea that the closer you get to something the more complex and obscure that something becomes. By cropping her subjects closely, the artist is not only becoming intimate with them, but also abstracting them.

By this treatment, familiar subjects become unrecognizable and require new investigation. The shape-shifting ambiguity made possible by the photographic lens resonates with the artist’s general sense of a world unseen by the naked eye, a world of possibilities.

In the Species series, Parsley Steinweiss explores the idea of the imaginary life beneath the surface. Through a process of constructing ephemeral environments, she explores the imagined landscapes of organisms and their environments. The artist is interested in the relationships between the micro and macro worlds and interior spaces and exterior surfaces. She captures these constructed moments with a 4 x 5 camera, which she then prints at a larger than-life-scale to give these microcosms iconic stature. Using a quasi scientific photographic language, Parsley Steinweiss challenges the viewers’ perception of what is real and what is fabricated.

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