From Jakob Schiller’s article for Wired:
Jill Greenberg makes paintings, only to destroy them.
The artist’s swirling, abstract expressionist patterns are meticulously crafted and photographed, then discarded. The photograph, not the painting, is the point of her work. It’s a subtle but nevertheless pointed commentary on the notion that photography isn’t always taken as seriously as painting.
“If there is a painting you are not going to question whether it’s art,” she says. “But with a photo it’s not always art, or seen as valuable.”