My residency at MASS MoCA Assets for Artists culminated in a series of staged digital photographs. In my images, body and object are interchangeable – both become props and actors. I am captivated by the inherent sociality of objects and how our place in Western society is bound to the plastic commodities that proliferate.
The overriding conceptual base of this new work is to feel where the boundaries between my body and that of objects are smudged through a kind of recycling, renewing and spilling of things. The vocabulary of this new work is that of saturated colour, shiny, skin, hair, synthetic, human, non-human. Within this vocabulary one can go to words such as embellished, florid, flashy, glitzy, lavish, flaky, glamorous, overdecorated, artificiality, a mess, heavy.
To see the series HERE