Sharon Core – Still life photography
At a first glance Sharon Core’s still life contemporary images impress us with their exact likeness to known still life paintings and their true faithfulness to the genre’s history and tradition; we are amazed however once we realize that her works are photographs of real life compositions entirely created by her! And we mean entirely! From the plants grown, the food cooked and the cakes baked… to the furniture found, constructed and arranged… all in order to reproduce the already existing paintings through her camera lens!
In her two major projects the Theibaud series and Early American that resulted in series of photographs, Core managed to painstakingly re-produce the real life subject matter of two American still life painters’ compositions, Wayne Thiebaud’s and Raphaelle Peale’s, and photograph them!