Backdrop  (detail) 2015

Backdrop (detail) 2015

I modify and arrange found-objects and everyday craft materials in temporary room-size compositions that become frozen records of my private performance. Once the work is complete, I document and de-install it. Nothing remains but the photographs and a pile of broken and tattered materials, like the forlorn detritus of an epic celebration the night before. I use a set of invented symbols like roses, chains, bows, drips, nonsensical text, hearts, hashtags and flying carpets to address nostalgia, decoration, fashion and wistful teenage doodling in the margins of notebooks.