Dimensions vary depending on display; largest display approx. 36" x 24" x 8"
Handmade Oak Frames, Parking Garage Tickets, Acrylic, Micron, Graphite
This piece aims to explore a Post Modernist theory that a person is authored or created by the people they interact with, no matter the significance of that interaction. As the viewer interacts with the pieces, turning the cards on their dowels, a self portrait and excerpts from letters to eleven different people are revealed. There is a sense of private becoming public and a mingling of selfhood with interpersonal relations. A game element also draws people in with the desire to figure out who these words are for.
This Is Not For Your Eyes
Dimensions vary depending on display; fully extended approx. 6" x 36"
Hand Sewn Cotton, Various Scented Objects, Paper, Graphite, Tracing Paper
This piece is meant to re-focus the viewer's attention away from the typical Fine Art's setting that relies on visual aesthetics and perceptions and bring them into a space that relies solely on scent. While visual cues have an obvious effect on the human experience, scent is strongly linked to memory and emotion. Each of the sixteen hand sewn pouches is filled with a different scented object. With their eyes closed, the viewer is asked to smells each pouch independently and use the paper and pen provided to record what they experienced during their time spent with the book. Those experiences then join a collection of previous experiences in a pouch at the end of the book.