Occupational Hazards 2014-2015

 

 

The Occupational Hazards series is an exploration of thwarted agency. In these works, construction materials are interlaced with layered patterns and text. Images of segmented cranes with repetitive triangles interrupt the patterned rhythms of city life. TYVECK, roofing material, drywall mesh, reflector tape, and temporary fencing are both media and message. Collage is used to express both the shearing and erection of structures and community. This process also encompasses tearing, fitting together gluing, shifting, tacking; all of what can be experienced on a grand scale in a gentrifying environment. Assemblage gave me the opportunity to include found objects that bare witness.