In the house of a stranger
This Master’s Report follows the thread through the development of my research, ideas and sculptural objects over the course of my three years at the University of Texas. My work, in its broadest terms, has an invested interest in the quiet complexity of the familiar object, the seemingly benign material things that inhabit daily life. These objects are anchors, containers filled with fragments of time and place, they help orient oneself spatially and emotionally. The objects I make cull from a visual and material vocabulary that is familiar, but this familiarity becomes more complicated and uncomfortable as the objects begin to turn on their functional and material expectations, leaving a rift between the thing known and the thing experienced. In my work friction forms as objects get cut up and recast, as touch and matter and intimacy accumulate on their surfaces.