The premise of my work is that every action has a consequence. It is about daily consumption, ownership and appetite, and how our experience of these concepts affect our environments and our planet . I use the ordinariness of domesticity as a vehicle to explore how the cheapest and most mundane artifact can have a very powerful social and environmental impact. Satire and the element of surprise are both important aspects of my installations.
The audience is encouraged to engage and connect with the work, exploring and examining notions of possession, rejection, cause and effect. My hope, is that by interacting with the piece, both visually and physically, the viewer is impelled to reflect on some of these ideas and become part of the conversation on climate impact.
My starting point is often the collection and documentation of discarded and weathered pieces of garbage. To me, these objects have a kind of beauty. They are repeatedly reproduced throughout my work, a reminder of their permanence in our landscape and a testimony to their futility. I ”package” them in highly decorative ways, transforming them and shifting the context in which they are perceived. Through the use of color and unexpected medium they are transformed into something appealing, enticing, familiar. The subject matter is hidden in plain sight. Through this transformation I invite the viewer to examine their relationships to the forgotten debris of daily life and to understand the power of choice we all have as consumers.