Backdrop  (detail) 2015

Backdrop (detail) 2015

I modify and arrange found-objects and everyday craft materials in temporary room-size compositions. My installations are a moment frozen in time; something has just occurred or is just about to. 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’m interested in the paradox of putting many hours of labor into decorating and modifying cheap, disposable materials, for a temporary arrangement that comes down in a fraction of the time (and love) it took to create and hang. My work explores themes of anticipatory loss and grief, traditional expectations of femininity, and nostalgia for the naivete of personal discovery during adolescence.