Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz photographs images he creates, using unconventional materials such as chocolate syrup, sugar, soil and string, and then discards the originals. His photographs and prints offer a representation of the illusion he has ‘drawn.’ Muniz investigates the mechanisms of perception to reveal how the eye can be tricked and deceived. “What really fascinates me about the photographic process,” he says, “is that it endorses the existence of things. A chocolate puddle with the likeness of Freud becomes part of the same history as its notable subject. Photography reveals their true identity as objects” (Abbe Harris July 2003).