2015 | Alternative bookmaking | Box: 14" x 14" x 6", Trays: 6" x 6.75" x .5" (x42) | acrylic, various natural and man-made locally found objects
SET OF 42: Available
Through methods of collecting, analyzing, and documenting, I create works that span from objective preservation to subjective observation. In taking on a participatory role I try to give life back to the abandoned in order to prolong their existence, while also being a spectator and reacting to the deterioration of these experiences. In doing so I am able to create meaning by fighting the temporality as well as find significance in embracing the ephemeral. Whether these objects are representative of themselves or being used as a metaphor, both are commenting on loss and the degradation of life.
Each curated capsule in the (520) sculpture represents a specific place and moment in time. It isn’t until each piece comes together, however, that the importance, or more importantly non-importance, of these specific objects are realized. Using found materials that are the embodiment of Tucson’s (520) area code I attempt to preserve the impermanence while documenting my interactions within an uncontrollable environment.