Perception and space are the central themes of Miriam Böhm’s photography. The artist’s recent works build on the methodology developed in her earliest series; by repeatedly photographing a physical arrangement of paper or other simple materials and incorporating sections of those photographs into the original arrangement, Böhm constructs a still life that features itself as a subject. With their source materials nearly indiscernible, many of Böhm’s images approach complete abstraction, depicting impossible spaces lit by contradictory light sources. Through a combination of studio-based photography and natural motifs, Böhm brings her meticulous and perplexing image-making to the tradition of landscape photography.
By combining images of trees, lakes, and mountains in her camera’s frame, Böhm’s photographs suggest familiar vistas without resolving into traditional landscapes. Each image maintains a relationship to studio-arranged still life photography, while expanding on Böhm’s distinctively sculptural photographic practice.