2017 - 2018 - Works on Paper
In these framed works, I layer, photocopy and re-photocopy images of nature and luxury furniture from advertisements and other publications. Each image I choose is iterated - cutout, obscured, copied again and repurposed into multiple works - referencing the bevy of sponsored and lifestyle generated content that is pushed through various media feeds. In the titles, I marry magazine captions with Instagram quotes to confuse and muddle the languages we use for validation. The works combined become a surreal dreamscape that accentuates our need to mimic a lifestyle that displays a connection to the upper class and therefore, meaning. This shows how we are at the mercy of our own desires, craving the social validation that comes from performing ourselves, transforming our physical surroundings into a stage set for this constant pantomime.