For my birthday someone gifted me an Instant Pot. The item but it was backordered on Amazon so I got a friendly email letting me know of the delay. As I waited for it to arrive I started getting updates via text and email about the status of the item. I became fascinated with the whole process and I started reading the product reviews. The culture surrounding this kitchen appliance is vibrant. It helped me to examine our constantly evolving relationship with technology, and our interaction with the tangible vs intangible. A cardboard box seemed like an apt form to explore the collaging of these relationships. I collaged elements of product reviews, user photos, delivery update emails, along with scans of the actual box and the product inside. This box is constructed with cardboard in some areas and paper collage in other areas.
It's a meditation on connection, technology, and the meaning of these cubes that magically show up at our door.
I have a minor obsession with the goings on outside my studio window. My studio in Chicago is right below a flight path to O’Hare airport. For the first few months I was constantly looking up in awe of these massive pieces of metal, wondering where they were arriving from. In this piece I decided to let chance and my airplane fascination inform my collages. I used a flight tracker app to record details of every plane that passed over me for one hour. There were 32 airplanes. I assigned colors to the international/domestic origin locations of each flight and I used the speed and height of the aircraft to help determine the number of clippings I used in each composition. The result was a travel size collection of 32 3X3 inch mini collages housed in a handmade box that doubles as a frame