The outside chair, always being rotated to avoid direct sunlight, acts as a kind of sundial. Much like a traditional photograph, 'Tobacco Sundial' seeks to capture and recount a scene, and suggests an alternative form that a photograph could take—photo-sculpture.

'Tobacco Sundial' plays with the transference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional images and the crucial role light and shadow plays in understanding this transference. The shadow produced by the chair print and the harsh spotlight is almost identical to the shadow produced by an actual chair; forming a parallel to the effect of photography as a flattening and distilling of a lived experience into a singular two-dimensional form.