Occupational Hazards 2014-2015




The Occupational Hazards series is an exploration of thwarted agency due to gentrification. 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 which can be experienced on a grand scale in a gentrifying environment. In the United States of America, blackbirds have a long history as being symbols for Black people, that tradition is continued here through the use of commercial targets.