My work is driven and influenced by ideas around function and its correlation to value in our society. I explore this primarily through photography and video performance in which I manipulate the usability of objects.
I am particularly intrigued by ceramic objects and the feminization of everyday items. Teacups and decorated plates have a connotation of delicacy; yet the process to create the bone china of which they are often made requires intense labor and the inclusion of taken materials, such as the ash of cow bones. I am interested in the unification of the processed item and the material. A sterilization of the visceral process occurs somewhere in our relationship to things.
This femininity and erosion of the life of an object beyond its functionality is not limited to ceramic objects. I explore this sterilization in all items I come in contact with. Through these examinations I consider the systems around us that have created these items and my role within them. I believe this is something we should also consider outside of objects and things: what systems and situations do we perpetuate through our actions and complacencies?