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By Ricky Varghese

Published online by Drain Magazine, 2012

Entropy, or rather entropic break down or wasting away, gives way to ruin and decay as visualized in how these canisters have changed over time; it also offers us the discourse by which supernature as a process of perennial decay becomes a site for aesthetic sublimation. The entropy, here, manifested through the rusting, the rotting, and the corroding of these canisters, thus causing the unsettling disarray of these miniscule universes as represented within Maisel’s series become a metaphor for decay, a simulacra of the production of a ruin outside of what we understand the ruin to stand for more colloquially, which is a breaking away and down of sites of architecture.

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