It is hard to separate from the rat race of contemporary hierarchies and feel disconnected from conspicuous consumption. Trends and lifestyles help us create identities while great emphasis is put on legitimacy. I enjoy investigating patterns of aesthetics and symbols in order to produce a mash-up of form and imagery by exploring the decorative nature of the highbrow and the surplus of culture.
When working I think about my own definitions of preciousness and value. How does an object qualify itself as being important? Is what I’m after rare like a diamond, does it take time to grow like a crystal or is it a symbol that references a status or identity? Most importantly, how can I explore content without undermining the possibility of growing in my craft?
12 x 6
x 7 in