Coming from a place of uncertainty, division, and flux, the photographs and video artworks in this series explore the pauses and connective moments that take place within the motion of any mechanism. In this liminal state, the familiar becomes subtly unfamiliar or inexplicable, as I explore what is real versus imagined, artificial versus natural, and beautiful versus grotesque.
2013 - 2014
Many of the materials used in Icescapes are cheap and easily accessible. A variety of textures and colors are produced by the use of cheaply made toys, party items, souvenirs, and decorative goods. Items are placed in molds that are then frozen. The striking features become more apparent as the ice structure begins to disintegrate. Photographs are taken during various melting phases of the ice.
For a month documented my daily waste packed in plastic bags, trying to identify our relationship with the beautiful and the repulsive.