Jar Series

The jars express the idea of art as a form of preservation. The first jar was the Monkey Jar. It was soon broken and existed only in photographs, giving rise to the idea to have these sculptures exist only as images. Because they are filled with liquid, they also function as lenses. This physical property is mirrored in the action of a camera "lensing", or capturing and preserving a moment. Some of the jars have living creatures in them to convey the transient nature of the object. By choosing to have them exist only as images, these pictures address the issue of object displacement --- the way we experience much of life indirectly, filtered through the media and printed images. These are all small edition 24 x 20" and 10 x 8" C-Prints.

All works © Mark DeMuro.



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Monkey Jar
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Monkey Butt
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Calculator Jar
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DNA Jar
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Breathing Mask
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Phoebe's Jar
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20-20 Jar
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Dinosaur Domino
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Double Monkey 69
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Red Combs
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2000 Jar
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Monkey Lens Jar
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Dinosaur Domino Amber Jar
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Fish Jar
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Snake Jar
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Double 20-20
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Salamander - Tadpole I
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Salamander - Tadpole II
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Salamander - Tadpole III
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Salamander - Tadpole X
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Monkey in a Natural Setting