For this work Aram Tanis took his works Going Back Where I Used to Stand and Parallel Lives as a starting point and used the woodblock prints of Kubo Shunman as his inspiration. In these prints you can see all different kind of (traditional) objects and animals combined and turned into new compositions.
For his photo series Constructed Obsessions Tanis combined items from his personal collection with objects he remembers from his childhood. In Parallel Lives you can read about his mothers Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Tanis remembers well the objects his mother found dirty or dangerous and the materials used to clean her surroundings.
These still lifes are not just weirdly aesthetically, but also express how peculiar the world of OCD can be.