Art Work  

Kenneth Huff
2002.1, 2000
Digital prints

The iridescence of a beetle; the twisting surfaces of a wilting leaf; the spiral forms and sutures of a fossilized mollusk shell; fissures growing in drying mud; the arches, loops and whorls of a fingerprint-all are examples of the natural forms and patterns that inspire Kenneth Huff’s images. While those natural sources serve as inspiration, Huff does not create literal translations, rather he juxtaposes ideas from a number of sources, creating contrast and ambiguity with the combinations. The details of color and texture mimic the level of physical detail found in the natural world and create an illusion of reality even while the viewer is confronted with the practical knowledge that the objects illustrated do not exist.