records of transaction

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The "Records of Transaction" series consist of painstakingly hand-painted recreations of raw canvas, linen and wood panels and their accompanying art-store purchase receipts. Viewers are encouraged to ponder a process typically seen as the relatively risk-free first step of creating: acquisition of the base materials. However, this chronology is inverted by turning what is normally the starting point of a project into the actual finished product. The uneasy middle ground between the real object and the perceived object is where the "value-add" by the artist becomes blurred and therefore intentionally open to scrutiny.