Everyday objects help place us in our surroundings, but they also help point out the fragility that spaces occupy. Frequently objects, especially ubiquitous ones, overwhelm individuals. Ubiquitous objects can quickly become so overwhelming that they become unseen, rejected from conscious thought because of their power. In my projects, I reclaim mundane everyday items and elevate them to fragile forms. These forms reorient space, which allows for confusion that enables the viewer to explore the emergent potentials of objects.
In the first project, bubble wrap is the primary material researched, and I mine the conceptual depth it holds. In our Amazon-centric time period bubble wrap is simultaneously everywhere and invisible. Within each bubble, there is a different amount of space; the amount of air is physically different, therefore the casts of these materials are constantly changing.
The second project uses a photocopier and silk fabric to create a wallpaper installation. This work asks the viewer to become aware of their own body within the space and start to find some fragility within the delicate beauty on a ubiquitous 11 x 17 piece of copy paper. The fragileness of areas that humans hold should be consistently pointed out and explored. Pushing these materials in as many different directions as possible represents the many ways all objects can be reexamined to explore new questions about how space takes up place.