installations > evidence

Irrational Fears
mixed media collage
9" x 9" x 2"
There has to be a way somewhere
mixed media construction

1010 Gallery, Knoxville, TN
March 2009

I am a collector. My collection is an effort to preserve objects and places that are not present. I use ephemera to serve as memorials to the objects that I have gathered, as well as to that which they signify.

I organize my collection, cataloging objects and their meanings. The goal of this categorization is to generate new spaces where that which is fleeting can become permanent, worlds where the fantastical collides with the real, and monuments to the ever-present past, as well as, to that which has never existed.

My collection is the physical evidence of the intangible. Yet, it is also evidence of a set of actions and choices, of the process of collection. In this way, it becomes evidence of the collector