689 Or Else, Restructured No. 1, The Suitcase

I recycle and re-contextualize discarded objects to create and overcome compositional challenges of combining common materials. Much like building a puzzle, I get the same thrill from using salvaged items when they form a connection to each other. The shape of an object, its medium, colour, proportion, its history and life-cycle all create singular narratives which when combined deliver new meanings. As the parts are often acquired from alleys and construction sites, I feel an obligation to the materials to find new purpose for them. Waste is a terrible thing and in our current climate of consumer excess, working with society’s rubbish allows me some form of satisfaction that it’s not all garbage.