artifacts from self-making
Objects from our daily lives are reflections of us as well as extensions of the body; we make our world familiar through the use of such personal accouterments. I am interested in how one’s self is shaped in relationship to domestic objects and everyday activities. The power that objects hold, whether remembered or experienced physically, is overwhelming and its constructed meaning never fixed. I am interested in teasing out of an object its broader more universal meaning and looking beyond its immediate physicality/functionality.
Altering, abstracting, juxtaposing one object with another, and stripping objects from their familiar context allow me to create new meaning for the viewer. It is my hope that I have created the possibility of alternative interpretations and relationships with the simple and familiar objects that are apart of our daily lives.