Peter Coffin: Untitled (Spiral Pop-Up Photo Album)
Peter Coffin was born in Berkeley, California in 1972 and currently resides in New York City. His installations, sculptures, and photographs playfully explore social paradigms and perceptions of reality. Coffin's work invites the viewer to observe and interact with nebulous principles such as memory, association, and interpretation, sometimes evoking the chimera of new age theory or fringe science.
For this project, Coffin presents a seemingly ordinary photo album, which, when opened, expands into a constellation of found photographs linked by the image of a rainbow that spirals through each scene. In the spirit of iconic works by Robert Smithson, Vladimir Tatlin, Bruce Nauman, and Mario Merz, the spiral is a link to an infinity beyond our reach and serves as a symbol of the creative process.