The ongoing series Bosch Redux takes flight from the unprecedented imagination of Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch. I became fascinated with Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, housed in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, as a teenager. His limitless imagination and intricately detailed images captured my attention. In Bosch Redux, I hone in on details that occupy the background of his work. I use my friends as models, and hire prop makers, prosthetic designers, makeup and wardrobe specialists to aid me in the recreation of small tableaux that I pick out from Bosch’s works, mostly from his masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Bosch further intrigues me because there still is so little known about him – what he believed in, what he thought, who he was. I traveled to Holland last year to attend the Bosch 500 festival, where all his works were on display in one place. I came away from that event with the realization that his work constitutes a morality play expressed through visual imagery. His works address concepts of good and evil, and what happens to humans when they sin. I feel compelled to use the medium of photography to try to understand him, to inhabit his world and mind. By painstakingly recreating in photographs the details that sprang from Bosch's imagination five hundred years ago, I ask: What draws people together? What creates affinity? The photographs that comprise Bosch Redux bring out of the margins new images that challenge, disturb, and delight the senses and imaginations of the contemporary viewer.
Lori Pond grew up in the shadow of Mickey Mouse’s ears in Anaheim, California. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in Music Performance/Spanish and a Master of Arts degree from University of Southern California in Broadcast Journalism. Lori lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a graphic artist on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, “Conan.” Lori’s award-winning photography has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Her work resides in the permanent collections of the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado, The Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, California, and at Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York and San Francisco.