Claire A. Warden: Mimesis

The abstract nature of identity

“This series represents an ongoing search to understand the internal and external forces that accumulate and compound identity. I use saliva and manual manipulation as part of my photographic process.

This process produces a series of images that reveal certain truths in identity and simultaneously the inadequacies of language to describe oneself. Resembling systems of the natural sciences – microscopic, topographic and celestial – the photographs allegorize the complexity of systems that make up an individual and the perception of self.” Claire A. Warden