The body of work that I am creating is part science project and part design practice using experimental photographic techniques, melded together creating a tug of war aesthetic in a struggle between the micro and the macro, the beautiful and the grotesque. With this specific project, I aim to explore timeless natural experiences such as creation, destruction, and re-creation. All of my source material is dead and decaying that I acquire from a variety of different sources such as grocery stores, nature, and from my day job working on vehicles. I bring the specimens back to life through an intricate dance of detail, colour, and form; immortalizing the departed in majestic fashion. The images I create are a flow of intricacy, detail, balance, and colour. Viewed from a distance the works are kaleidoscopic, anthemic, and abundant in symmetry. Viewed up close they reveal their own biology and inner workings, sometimes revealing the grotesque building blocks the works are built from.
David Zsako, 2019