Similar to my Engineered Food Series, the still life works in this series look are also interested in technology. However, these pieces look at photography's complicity in the endeavor. Without photography, our understanding of the world would be greatly diminished. But the process of photographic documentation is intrusive, occasionally destructive, so that the knowledge comes at a price. Beyond photograpy's technical applications, it's not a far step even to such things as reportage and documentary photography. Destructive Testing takes these ideas and frequently has fun with them, sometimes using dissections of photographic icons like calla lilies or bell peppers to create a new delight or beauty. Other works are less sanguine.