Thursday, June 11, 2009

Post-consumer 2

Post-consumer are the initial constructions addressing the weight of everyday decisions and the fragility of cultural norms. Handmade paper sheets cast on to garbage receptacles are reconstructed as frail, white, hollow forms inviting contemplation of our relationship to these objects - their reliable acceptance of our burdens/detritus and the potential disintegration of our complacency with disposablity.

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Location: Persimmon Printing - Dayton, Ohio
Recycled pulp donated by Ohio Pulp Mills

Recycled paper pulp, methyl-cellulose, cotton string
h 50” x w 75” x d 40”
May 2009

Post-consumer 1

I mold hollow garbage receptacles from handmade paper to critique complacency toward disposability. Transforming strong, reliable collectors of detritus and material
burdens into fragile, vulnerable forms challenges the viewer to consider the impact of their frequent wastefulness.

Paper pulp, methyl-cellulose
h 38” x w 24” x d 24”
March 2008