Kathleen Hawkes is from Ithaca, New York, and works in photography, drawing and digital media. She explains her work on her website: "I want the experience of my photographs to be immediate and visceral. Through literal flatness I attempt to access the corporeal and bypass the representational. I print so that the objects depicted are slightly larger than life to highlight the minutiae of the edges, bubbles, or residue."
Here she experiments with different table settings, questioning the role of domestic routine. Physically taking or removing tableware, she asks us to investigate our social behavior.
It creates a chaos effect. Everything seems misplaced, covered, seen-through. She describes the feeling as being "overwhelmed".