Tacet and the Portrait of a Headless 
Giclée print on Hahnemühle photo rag
136.2 x 94.1cm

The work entitled Tacet and the Portrait of a Headless is a black and white photograph that features a distorted human figure within a studio space filled with various installations. The space is veiled and the painting is not visible, while the photograph includes additional surreal imagery, such as a chroma key green blob, light sparks, and an amputated head. This collection of seemingly unrelated figures in a surreal studio space provides an opportunity to reflect on the trajectory of the idea of beauty in art history, from the concept of the "idea" as an unchanging and constant quality in Plato's philosophy to its dethronement in the contemporary/modern era.