Leanne Sauer

This series of still life photographs is an exploration of my experiences and feelings surrounding marriage and relationships.  In particular I respond to social conventions and their influence on an intimate relationship. I draw on my life experience to raise the question of reproduction as related to marriage. Would I have children because I want to or because it is merely an expectation of being married? I am interested in the influence of tradition on the flux and change in a relationship, and I respond in these works to the expectation and desire of a marriage partner as well as the expectation imposed by the institution of marriage.