LITH•I•FIED – verb – to become changed into stone
An exhibition that envisions the person as an extension of the landscape.
Special Thanks to Matt Taylor for generously posing for these images.
*Exhibition photography by Robert Joseph.
For the egoist, fossilization may be fetishized as the pinnacle of self-preservation, wherein the individual outlasts all civilizations, gods, and continents, approximating immortality. The abrasion of time is subverted, and death becomes a climactic masterwork of mark-making, imbricating man into the architecture of the Earth.
A loom of light reflects and refracts familiar features, weaving estuarial shores of the phreatic self into the fabric of the river. An amorphous, viscous identity arises from the commingling, calling the borders of the body into dispute.
A series of images which explores the feeling of being swallowed/coated in earth. Photographed on the banks of Salt Creek outside Laurelville, OH.
Chillicothe Gazette: Art Show Planned
Caleb Marhoover sorts images to be hung Tuesday for his upcoming show at the Pump House Center for the Arts.