6 soft toys were de – limbed and decapitated, then reassembled with 1 body part from the other 5 stitched onto each of the torsos. Holding hands and touching toes, the chimeras encircle the light shade like a fireside gathering. The column, base and cord of the lamp are braided in a viscerally provocative red continued over the hybrids bound as if sacrificed to the flame.
Packard Bell Computer shell threaded and braided with a mishmash of ribbon like scraps (this has been on the go for years). Hundreds of ring pulls tied in to link each strand surrounding a glazed ceramic mask. Day-Glo mattress and entry at the rear for a great Cavy chillaxation zone.
Up-cycled via pop art formalism, this blanket bricollage celebrates via obfuscation, the decorative and designed in the wrapping that becomes totally disposable as soon as any content no longer remains. This framing of views onto the packaging, like a view through a trellis out to a landscape, cleanse jaded perception of branding and supermarket aesthetics of the QR code.
Blanket stitched into a montage, the individual reversal film image has been buffered into quasi ‘negative sandwich’ sorcery as practiced in pre digital handling of photography. Each transparency slide was coaxed into a curve by threading sprocket holes recalling the darkroom fumblings of’spooling’ the latent imagery awaiting release from its gelatinous opacity. Originally used for art history lectures, now the slides have been attached in a non sequential format and presented on a bed of light for a cacophonous viewing. The physical mechanics of the lens based image in the time of wet processes is hankered for when our clouds contained within black boxes in some remote server in the north, harbour our pictures.