Lynn Hurst explores processes relating to perception, memory, and the construction of reality with work that is itself, deceptively constructed. What appears to be a studio photograph is an elaborate digital fabrication with information gathered not by a camera but with a medical grade, flatbed scanner. Through a high-resolution scanning process, Hurst magnifies and preserves individual objects as raw material for building these complex and multi-layered works. The choice and combination of objects is both calculated and intuitive, with works driven by specific events and conceptual intent as well as by dreams and serendipitous discovery. Hurst’s scavenging is eclectic and far-ranging. She uses what’s around her—foraging in nature on the Whanganui River and from her collection of personal childhood relics, antique books, art, and artifacts. Further afield, she delves into historical photographic archives and rummages through junk shops and grocery stores for banal yet compelling objects of popular culture.