I:In the Village. 2017. Found material, chicken wire, wood, varnish, sand, wax, oil paint.
II: She'll be Out in a Minute. 2018. Egg shells, caulking glue, wax, oil paint.
III: Downsizing. 2018. Egg shells, caulking glue, ink, acrylic paint.
Interested In. 2017-2018. Paper and inkjet ink.
Interested In presents a response to the 2016 election of Donald Trump and seeks to question the impact that the internet and social media plays on our cultural and political landscape. The panels of wallpaper are composed of an excerpt of screenshots of individuals responding to events on facebook that were taken from January of 2017 up to the present. With our current era of constant information dissemination and political tumult, The Wall attempts to put the digital world in a physical form. As facebook users mark "interested in" for events ranging from political rallies to concerts and parties, the division between pop culture and politics is blurred; daily headlines reporting hate crimes and decrying a party that panders to America's racist underbelly are soon followed by articles mapping celebrities every move. Tragedy shares the same space as entertainment. In an age where our president was elected without the popular vote, facebook is under fire for manipulating users during the 2016 election, and almost daily political scandals are vehemently denied via twitter, how can we grapple with constantly being and seeing others interested in the events but not knowing if we are actually there.