This series includes objects of incredibly small monetary value like molded plastic packaging, empty bottles for air travel, and cheap children’s toys. They are utterly disposable, but in their way beautiful and rich with symbolism. Each is a simulation of another thing, a stereotype, a representation that carries with it flaws and markers of ideology; as well, the material which is cheap and of often poor production possesses it’s own sculptural beauty and these objects of mass production are unique only in their flaws. I am interested in the contradictions I see inherent in these things, but also in exploring the boundary of simulation. Does a toy gun or plastic tree always evoke the real thing even in the face of obvious artifice.
Toys and Oddities