“The closet seemed to me of infinite dimensions of infinite depth”
Sherry Turkle Evocative Objects
As a young girl, objects became actors that connected me to the world, something that was further than myself. I work in extreme scales to represent larger than life objects as viewed from childhood, and micro to reflect specimens to be examined. Drawing from memory, my work examines early self-identity through the awareness of objects found in the linen closet and garage.
I relate my amorphous objects to historical and contemporary still life paintings. The flat canvas and it’s not fully realized objects offers suggestive, imagined other dimensions and possibilities which I then perform in sculpture. This reality creates an echo from the painting to the object. I approach the mediums in both directions which allow for spontaneous results: Anthropomorphic objects, plant based references, objects still, human objects, a scene, an environment. To further my investigation of objects I look to the following concepts: correlationism, object- oriented philosophy, panexperientialism, metaphorism, and alien phenomenology.