Private Objects :: Public Space

My more discreet sculptural works meditate on what can still be private. Can we make ourselves subvert a public object’s symbolic purpose, I’ve been doing the same with my personal household items. This series juxtaposes the idiosyncrasies of how I use utilitarian items in private with the external expectations of how they should be used in public. Maybe wearing headphones the proper way feels like nails in my ears (“Chalkboard”), and I do it anyway to conform. But by calling out the absurdity of our need to conform in public with equally absurd devices, I am also referencing a future where the adjustments we make to avoid misreading or marginalization are no longer necessary.

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