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The relationship of the inanimate object to the modern person is one of intimacy and dependence. Cultural materialism has evolved to the point that individuals have become reliant upon things to provide comfort and satisfy needs, infusing each item with the spirit of personal memory and knowledge. Through the act of casting impressions, deconstructing precious entities, and reassembling them in new form, the emotional value attributed to the object is challenged by the lack of its physical presence. With references to nostalgia, tradition, and narrative, the objects are infused with a spirit of calm and intimacy meant to exude tranquility and evoke internal emotion. Through repetition of form, the work exposes the abundance of material goods available to the individual and embraces the sentimental bond between the object and its owner.

Object (Impression)
From the series: 'Material Worth'
Object (Impression)
From the series: 'Material Worth'
cast silver spoon collection: urethane rubber, stained pine, MDF
7.5" x 3.5" x 3.5" (each)
2011