My (Matthew Greenburgh) pictures are large format photographs of arrangements of greatly enlarged autumn leaves. Leaves are at their most beautiful at the point at which they begin to decay and thus have a potent symbolic value in the contemplation of issues faced at the end of life. The pictures reference other works of art that are relevant to this subject.
By making these connections, I aim to explore with my pictures the beauty that can sometimes be associated with death and the presence of death in beauty. I also seek to explore some of the means by which one work of art can be derived from another. Above all, I hope that the pictures strike the viewer as being beautiful in a surprising way.