The  Suter Art Gallery Nelson 2010 showcasing the work of NMIT - Nelson Marlborough institute of Technology, see the link above for more pictures.

final work

I’m intrigued by materials linked to the consumer purchase, the residue of disposable components, which are used to transport and protect the objects of our desire.

We live in a society of mass production whose members have an unabated devotion to consumerism, accompanied by brief contentment, security, and a sense of identity, before something newer, and better comes our way.

Within my work I explore the possibility of using the discarded object as it may have dreamt of being.

 Using the tactical processes of bricolage[1] and braconnage,[2] I also consider the role of art, the everyday and the institution of the museum, employing humour, parody, and the absurd.

[1] The French word bricolage translates in English to Do-It-Yourself. within the visual arts bricolage is used to refer to the construction or creation of a work by the fitting together of parts and pieces in a contingent manner. The bricoleur uses a diverse range of everyday objects that happen to be available and may also refer to a work created by such a process. The materials of the bricoleur also play an important role in the creation of a work. Items are mostly recycled, found, or pilfered. Materials remain intact and recognizable, and not always related to the specific project, but bring with them their associated history of use. www.english.upenn.edu/~jenglish/Courses/mileaf.html. Retrieved March 15th 2010.
[2] Braconnage, (poaching) is a less simplistic than bricolage and is bound up in memories and successive knowledge fragments. Certeau describes Braconnage as “a kind of everyday magic, a tactical form of making do” Applin, J. (2008). Bric-a Brac; Art Journal. London: CAA Publications.