I am primarily interested in the illusory experience of the constructed environment. I collect and use many of the objects and trinkets made available by consumer industries. My practice has primarily been engaging in an organic, push-and-pull process of adding, removing, or combining elements of the objects, blending binary positions and creating dissonance, casting doubt on any single viewpoint. This process is intended to find ways the work can be located between the subjective and the objective, between the personal and the impersonal; one where a decipherable narrative is absent and the viewer is left to read the work on a purely experiential level.
I will be creating a new work on-site using previously owned objects collected from local thrift shops. I will look for patterns and a general aesthetic sensibility within the Montreal context, and drawing upon those to develop a new growing form. By January 22, Montrealers are encouraged to interact by bringing their own decorative objects to be permanently incorporated into the installation, directly influencing the direction of the work.