I think of attachment and nostalgia for an object as a form of psychological currency that enhances the importance of an item and reflect how these items shape our identities. I use my personal belongings, found objects, handmade books and paper to convey the relationship between object and owner, questioning the value of an object beyond its formal service.
In this series, I have collected and organized personal objects, pictures, other miscellaneous things and compacted them into a book and a painting. Handmade paper was used to hold and glue these objects to their surface.
Objects Concreted, 2018, paper pulp, various objects, 36 x 55 in
Family Photo Album, 2018, ink jet images, various objects, handmade paper, thread, hardboard, 9 x 24 x 20 in