Tis the season…for leftovers. Sure, this stuff only really keeps for one or two days, but California-based photographer Mary Parisi has found another way to put shrink-wrapped ham, spare ribes, and meatloaf to very good use. Approaching her possibly stinky subjects as sculptural objects in their own right, Parisi transforms holiday relics into compositions that lie somewhere between pure abstraction, alien life forms (The Blob, anyone?), other worldly landscapes, and whatever might be lurking in the high school science lab over winter break. Parisi succeeds at capturing the unnatural textures, flakes, and condensation. Lesson learned here: don’t judge a photographic subject by its expiration date—or smell.
Photos: © 2011 Mary Parisi – www.MaryParisi.com