Where are YOU from?
I began working on this body of work at the start of the lockdown in 2020. While I was originally inspired by the concept of protective amulets and charms, the work expanded into an accumulation of various found, fabricated, and gifted objects. There is an ambiguity in the objects that makes it so one cannot quite place the forms in the cultures being referenced. Culturally specific signifiers are melded together to create hybrid forms that confront the viewer’s understanding of the object’s identity. This is further complicated by the fact that the viewer is often looking for answers amongst a group of work that become more ambiguous as the objects are manipulated.
Mixed (steel, brass, silver, gold, 3D printed plastic, Dramamine blister pack, Altoids tins, paper, leather, silk cord, fabric, thread, pearls, beads, lotus seeds, gemstones, stone, plastic flower stamens)