Watching and waiting, the Erysichthon’s Ball leers around the corner at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia.
The theme of the work is to challenge our visual perception. It is an ongoing exploration of the photographic object and its relationship to human subjects. Justine Khamara uses photography as the basis for her unique three-dimensional collages. Thousands of photographic details are painstakingly cut out by hand and densely collaged to create texture and disorienting confusion of depth into new freestanding forms. This new work offers a psychological response to contemporary notions of ‘being’ by bringing together optical illusionism and perfect form to contain and tame a visceral mass of over ten thousand photographic elements.
Here are some other pieces where once again she challenges the mind in perception. She really does create some of the craziest collages your eyes will ever feast upon.